Paul McCartney Helps New York Man Propose to Girlfriend

Monday, Jul 7, 2014  |  Updated 11:13 AM EDT
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Paul McCartney played the role of matchmaker at a show in Albany on Saturday, helping a Rochester man propose to his girlfriend onstage.

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Paul McCartney played the role of matchmaker at a show in Albany on Saturday, helping a Rochester man propose to his girlfriend onstage.

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Paul McCartney played the role of matchmaker at a show in Albany, New York, on Saturday, helping a man from Rochester propose to his girlfriend.

The legendary rocker brought the couple onstage during the show's second encore after he spotted them in the crowd holding up neon signs. The woman’s sign said her boyfriend wouldn't marry her until he met McCartney; the man’s said, "I have the ring and I'm 64."

Once onstage, McCartney asked the man, "Are you sure you're ready to do this?"

"Oh yeah, I've come too far to back out now," he said.

"We're all eyes and ears, lets see," McCartney replied.

Then the man led the audience in a verse of "When I'm 64,' and went to his knees.

"Sweetheart, will you marry me?" he said in front of the crowd of about 13,000.

Then, his girlfriend leaned down to the mic and accepted the proposal amid cheers from the audience. 

"And he booked us for the wedding," McCartney joked after the couple left the stage.

Saturday's show was McCartney's first since being sidelined by a virus nearly two months ago. The former Beatles singer and guitarist has 19 shows planned this year, 50 years after Beatlemania struck the United States.

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