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Paul McCartney helps couple get engaged on stage in Albany

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Sir Paul McCartney's second encore helped a New York couple get married.

McCartney asked a middle-aged couple on stage in the middle of his concert on Saturday night in Albany, N.Y. He helped the two love birds get engaged with an audience of 13,000 people, the Gannett Albany Bureau

Paul McCartney was performing on stage in Albany and during an encore performance, he helped John Dann propose to his future wife on stage. Before he asked his lady to marry him, John Dann, 64, appropriately, belted out a verse of the Beatles smash hit song: When I'm Sixty-Four. "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?"

After this impromptu performance by Dann, McCartney, 72, and his band jumped in on the fun and started jamming. Dann got down on one knee and his girlfriend Claudia Rodgers, 60, said yes. McCartney was back strong, playing music on tour after he had taken a seven week leave due to a virus. This illness had him hospitalized in Tokyo.

"And they booked us for the wedding," McCartney said jokingly.

Dann remarked that he had no stage fright when he was up on stage with McCartney and his now bride-to-be. "It was so wild that I didn't even have a chance to get nervous," he added.

The newly engaged couple held up neon green signs the proudly read "I've got the ring and 'I'm 64" as well as "He won't marry me 'til he meets you," that McCartney's spotted, as reported by the Gannett Albany Bureau.

"You hear about things going viral, but when it happens with something you're connected to it's really unbelievable," Rodgers remarked to Gannett. The newly engaged couple met on and have been together for nearly eight years.

Directly after the the couple's engagement, they returned to watch the rest of the show and McCartney and his band followed up the ceremony with Helter Skelter.

Surely, Rodgers and Dann have a unique engagement story to pass along to their friends and family.


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