Paul McCartney turns 80! Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood lead the birthday tributes


Sir Paul McCartney was greeted with a plethora of well wishes on Saturday as a host of celebrities wished him a happy 80th birthday.

The Beatles legend will no doubt have certainly felt the love as family members and showbiz pals took to social media as they marked his milestone year with heartfelt messages and throwback videos and snaps.

Leading the birthday greetings were fellow Beatles favourite Ringo Star and their late bandmate John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, while pals including Ronnie Wood, Mick Hucknall and Piers Morgan. 

Icon: The Beatles legend will no doubt have certainly felt the love as family members and showbiz pals took to social media as they marked his milestone year with heartfelt messages and throwback videos and snaps (pictured in 1964)

They say it’s your birthday! Sir Paul McCartney was greeted with a plethora of well wishes on Saturday as a host of celebrities wished him a happy 80th birthday

Yoko, the widow of Paul’s Beatles bandmate John Lennon, took to Twitter at the weekend to share a throwback snap of herself and the birthday boy.

Alongside the image, she penned ‘Dear Paul, Happy 80th Birthday and many, many more! From a partner in Peace… love, yoko.’

While fellow Beatles star Ringo Starr uploaded an image of himself flashing a peace sign as he penned: ‘They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man have a great day peace and love Ringo and Barbara love love peace and love.’

Meanwhile, Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood shared a plethora of snaps of himself and Paul over the years, with some images including Paul’s first wife Linda and Ronnie’s wife Sally. 

Well wishes: Yoko, the widow of Paul's Beatles bandmate John Lennon, took to Twitter at the weekend to share a throwback snap of herself and the birthday boy

Well wishes: Yoko, the widow of Paul’s Beatles bandmate John Lennon, took to Twitter at the weekend to share a throwback snap of herself and the birthday boy

Peace and love: While fellow Beatles star Ringo Starr uploaded an image of himself flashing a peace sign as he penned: 'They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man'

Peace and love: While fellow Beatles star Ringo Starr uploaded an image of himself flashing a peace sign as he penned: ‘They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man’

He wrote ‘Wishing @paulmccartney a very happy 80th birthday!’ as he took a trip down memory lane on Instagram.

Another person heading down memory lane was song writer Carole King, who shared a throwback snap of the duo as she said: ‘Happy birthday dear @paulmccartney. Welcome to the 80’s.

Meanwhile, the Beatles’ official Twitter past harked back to the past as they shared a montage video of Paul throughout the years, both as a solo performer with bandmates Ringo, John and George Harrison. 

A look back: Meanwhile, Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood shared a plethora of snaps of himself and Paul over the years

A look back: Meanwhile, Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood shared a plethora of snaps of himself and Paul over the years

Rolling back the years: Ronnie's photos included some with Paul's first wife Linda

Special times: Ronnie shared a picture of zhis wedding day to wife Sally

Rolling back the years: Ronnie’s photos included some with Paul’s first wife Linda [L] and Ronnie’s wife Sally 

Rockers: Ronnie's photo album including a snap of himself and Paul performing on stage

Rockers: Ronnie’s photo album including a snap of himself and Paul performing on stage

Happy and married: While another picture sees the rockers with their wives; Ronnie's spouse Sally [second left] and Paul's wife Nancy Shevell [second right]

Happy and married: While another picture sees the rockers with their wives; Ronnie’s spouse Sally [second left] and Paul’s wife Nancy Shevell [second right]

In light of the special occasion, the clip was set to the Beatles 1968 track, Birthday.

Meanwhile, Paul’s daughter Mary took to her stories and wished her father a happy birthday alongside snap of her in a Beatles top with the words ‘They say it’s your birthday’.

She also uploaded an image of her parent flashing peace signs in front of a sunshine, along with the touching words: ‘Happy Happy Birthday Dad xx Peace and Love x Mary.’

Elsewhere, Sean Lennon Ono, the son of John and Yoko, wrote on Twitter, Little tribute to the Emperor of Pop himself…Happy Birthday ⁦@PaulMcCartney and thank you for all the great tunes. Eternally grateful.’

Welcome to the 80s: Another person heading down memory lane was song writer Carole King, who shared a throwback snap of the duo as she said: 'Happy birthday dear @paulmccartney. Welcome to the 80’s

Welcome to the 80s: Another person heading down memory lane was song writer Carole King, who shared a throwback snap of the duo as she said: ‘Happy birthday dear @paulmccartney. Welcome to the 80’s

Throwback: Meanwhile, the Beatles' official Twitter past harked back to the past as they shared a montage video of Paul throughout the years, both as a solo performer with bandmates Ringo, John and George Harrison

Throwback: Meanwhile, the Beatles’ official Twitter past harked back to the past as they shared a montage video of Paul throughout the years, both as a solo performer with bandmates Ringo, John and George Harrison

Tribute: Meanwhile, Paul's daughter Mary took to her stories and wished her father a happy birthday alongside snap of her in a Beatles top with the words 'They say it's your birthday'

Tribute: Meanwhile, Paul’s daughter Mary took to her stories and wished her father a happy birthday alongside snap of her in a Beatles top with the words ‘They say it’s your birthday’

Sweet: She also uploaded an image of her parent flashing peace signs in front of a sunshine, along with the touching words: 'Happy Happy Birthday Dad xx Peace and Love x Mary'

Sweet: She also uploaded an image of her parent flashing peace signs in front of a sunshine, along with the touching words: ‘Happy Happy Birthday Dad xx Peace and Love x Mary’

Message: Elsewhere, Sean Lennon Ono, the son of John and Yoko, wrote on Twitter, Little tribute to the Emperor of Pop himself…Happy Birthday ⁦@PaulMcCartney and thank you for all the great tunes. Eternally grateful'

Message: Elsewhere, Sean Lennon Ono, the son of John and Yoko, wrote on Twitter, Little tribute to the Emperor of Pop himself…Happy Birthday ⁦@PaulMcCartney and thank you for all the great tunes. Eternally grateful’

How lovely:  He then linked back to an Instgarm video of himself singing a song dedicated to the Hey Jude hitmaker

How lovely:  He then linked back to an Instgarm video of himself singing a song dedicated to the Hey Jude hitmaker

Grateful: Captioning his video, he penned: 'A little birdy told me this was one of your your fav Beatles tunes. So Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the beautiful music

Grateful: Captioning his video, he penned: ‘A little birdy told me this was one of your your fav Beatles tunes. So Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the beautiful music

He then linked back to an Instgarm video of himself singing a song dedicated to the Hey Jude hitmaker.

Captioning his video, he penned: ‘A little birdy told me this was one of your your fav Beatles tunes. So Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the beautiful music. 

Captioning his video, he penned: ‘A little birdy told me this was one of your your fav Beatles tunes. So Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the beautiful music. 

Lovely: Simply Red's Mick Hucknall meanwhile shared a touching message on Twitter, he said: 'Britain's greatest living songwriter Sir Paul McCartney is 80 today. He shares his birthday with my Daughter who is now 15 and admires the Beatles enormously. Today is a beautiful day'

Lovely: Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall meanwhile shared a touching message on Twitter, he said: ‘Britain’s greatest living songwriter Sir Paul McCartney is 80 today. He shares his birthday with my Daughter who is now 15 and admires the Beatles enormously. Today is a beautiful day’

Sharing the love: Piers Morgan also shared a black and white image of the pair of them, adding: 'Happy 80th Birthday, Macca!'

Sharing the love: Piers Morgan also shared a black and white image of the pair of them, adding: ‘Happy 80th Birthday, Macca!’

Nice: While Elvis Costello shared a similar black and white image with the caption: 'They Say It’s Yer Birthday!!! Love from us all to Paul.'

Nice: While Elvis Costello shared a similar black and white image with the caption: ‘They Say It’s Yer Birthday!!! Love from us all to Paul.’

‘You have mine and the whole world’s undying love and respect. (This version is a bit rough because it’s such a pretty song I kept getting choked up and staring again!).’

Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall meanwhile shared a touching message on Twitter, he said: ‘Britain’s greatest living songwriter Sir Paul McCartney is 80 today. He shares his birthday with my Daughter who is now 15 and admires the Beatles enormously. Today is a beautiful day.’

Piers Morgan also shared a black and white image of the pair of them, adding: ‘Happy 80th Birthday, Macca!’ 

US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shared an image of himself greeting Paul on stage at a gig, with the star writing to the musician: ‘Happy 80th to the incomparable @PaulMcCartney.’

Big fan: US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shared an image of himself greeting Paul on stage at a gig, with the star writing to the musician: 'Happy 80th to the incomparable @PaulMcCartney'

Big fan: US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shared an image of himself greeting Paul on stage at a gig, with the star writing to the musician: ‘Happy 80th to the incomparable @PaulMcCartney’

Awesome: While American actor Rob Schneider shared a clip from a concert of Paul's alongside a heartfelt message. He said: '“Let it be” that Sir ⁦@PaulMcCartney know that his musical generosity of spirit and love have forever changed the world with positivity, joy and screaming happiness'

Awesome: While American actor Rob Schneider shared a clip from a concert of Paul’s alongside a heartfelt message. He said: ‘“Let it be” that Sir ⁦@PaulMcCartney know that his musical generosity of spirit and love have forever changed the world with positivity, joy and screaming happiness’

While American actor Rob Schneider shared a clip from a concert of Paul’s alongside a heartfelt message. He said: ‘“Let it be” that Sir ⁦@PaulMcCartney  know that his musical generosity of spirit and love have forever changed the world with positivity, joy and screaming happiness. 

‘HAPPY 80th to the greatest entertainer who ever lived. May God bless you. You are a blessing for us all!’

While Elvis Costello shared a similar black and white image with the caption: ‘They Say It’s Yer Birthday!!! Love from us all to Paul.’

A bevy of other tributes from fans and other stars including Beach Boys Brian Wilson and presenter Bob Harris also sent their well wishes with a personal message.

American rock band Aerosmith also marked the momentous day by sharing a clip of Paul and lead singer Steven Tyler on stage during their Freshen Up Tour in 2019. 

Close: Beach Boys Brian Wilson posted a very personal message to his 'friend' Paul on his special day

Close: Beach Boys Brian Wilson posted a very personal message to his ‘friend’ Paul on his special day 

Special: Presenter Bob Harris took to his social media to share a photo with himself and Paul with some colleagues at the BBC2 studio on a 'historic day'

Special: Presenter Bob Harris took to his social media to share a photo with himself and Paul with some colleagues at the BBC2 studio on a ‘historic day’ 

Hitmakers: American rock band Aerosmith also marked the momentous day by sharing a clip of Paul and lead singer Steven Tyler on stage during their Freshen Up Tour in 2019

Hitmakers: American rock band Aerosmith also marked the momentous day by sharing a clip of Paul and lead singer Steven Tyler on stage during their Freshen Up Tour in 2019

Lucky man: A plethora of famous faces reached to wish Paul a happy 80th birthday

Lucky man: A plethora of famous faces reached to wish Paul a happy 80th birthday

It comes as Bon Jovi sang happy birthday to his close friend Paul during his New Jersey concert at the MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night. 

The Always hitmaker, 60, surprised the Beatles star up on stage with the kind gesture ahead of him turning 80 on Saturday and gave him balloons.

Moments before the the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the crowd if anyone had a birthday coming up before Bon Jovi interrupted him, quipping ‘I know it’s somebody’s birthday.’

‘Who’s that?’ McCartney then replied, before turning around to see the star approaching.

Bon Jovi continued: ‘Welcome to New Jersey, I have 50,000 people who want to sing Happy Birthday to you.’ 

Fun: It comes as Bon Jovi sang happy birthday to his close friend Paul during his New Jersey concert at the MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night

Fun: It comes as Bon Jovi sang happy birthday to his close friend Paul during his New Jersey concert at the MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night

The sold-out crowd then sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ with Bon Jovi on the lead vocals. 

After the song was over, Bon Jovi attempted to release the balloons to the sky but they got caught in the roof as he walked off stage. 

While Bon Jovi did not perform with McCartney Bruce Springsteen emerged a few minutes later to jam a few songs 

‘Here’s to 80 more years of glory days,’ Springsteen said at the end of their duets. 

Surprise! Moments before the the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the crowd if anyone had a birthday coming up before Bon Jovi interrupted him, quipping 'I know it's somebody's birthday'

Surprise! Moments before the the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the crowd if anyone had a birthday coming up before Bon Jovi interrupted him, quipping ‘I know it’s somebody’s birthday’

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