Watch as Paul McCartney plays the melody to All Day on Parkinson in 1999
gigwise intern
10:20 21st May 2015

Paul McCartney is revealed to have played the melody to his Kanye West collaboration 'All Day' in 1999 in an interview with Michael Parkinson. Check it out below:

The former Beatle took part in an interview in 1999 with Michael Parkinson, and during it revealed a guitar melody he had written whilst in the hospital for the birth of his second child Mary. McCartney revealed that he noticed a painting of a man playing guitar whilst only having two fingers. He then decided he wanted to replicate that style and composed an entire song using only two fingers to play his guitar.

In the interview, he starts to play the riff and whistles the melody for what would become 'All Day'. 

Check out: Paul McCartney perfroms the melody for All Day in 1999

This week Paul McCartney returns to the O2 Arena for his first first gig in the UK since 2012. It coincides with the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’. Speaking of this in a statement, McCartney said, "I’m often never aware of these anniversaries until someone points it out. People always say to me ‘Hey, did you know it was 30 years since this and 30 years since that’, so it’s impossible to stay on top of it all."

He continued, "But I never need an excuse to celebrate so it’s always nice to hear! For me it’s a happy coincidence that The O2 show falls at this time.”

See McCartney's full UK and European tour dates below. Buy tickets below. 

Saturday 23 May – The O2, London
Sunday 24 May - The O2, London
Wednesday 27 May – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Thursday 28 May – Echo Arena, Liverpool