Official Paul McCartney press office statement:
Sunday February 23rd – Paul McCartney fan Wendy Whitworth got the ultimate birthday present at her party last night (Saturday February 22nd) when her husband hired Macca himself to play at the bash – for a fee of $1 million.
TV executive Wendy was stunned and left in tears of joy when her financier husband Ralph sprang his special surprise at her 50th birthday party – as she and 150 guests were given a private 90-minute rock show by Macca and his band at a party in San
Mr. Whitworth offered Paul McCartney $1 million dollars to play a personal show for his wife. Macca agreed – but then he instantly gave away the massive fee to charity.
Paul played the birthday concert – one of the smallest gigs of his life – only on condition that he could donate the $1 million fee to Adopt A Minefield, the anti-landmines charity backed by him and his wife Heather.