Sir Paul McCartney thrilled fans in Brazil as he opened his new world tour by playing Beatles classics.
Sir Paul McCartney has conquered the charts again - coming top of the Sunday Times Rich List of music millionaires with an £680m fortune.
A draft letter which exposed the tensions between John Lennon and Paul McCartney is expected to reach £40,000 when it goes to auction.
Adele has conquered the charts again by coming top of the Rich List of young musicians, while the five members of boy band One Direction are each worth £5 million.
Sir Paul McCartney was named the richest musician overall for the 24th year running, with the former Beatle's fortune rated at £680 million.
The five members of One Direction have racked up a £5 million fortune each in the last year, according to the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List.
The boy band, who were put together on the X Factor, have achieved international success and stormed the United States in 2012 with their debut album Up All Night.
Adele tops the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List with a fortune of £30 million.
According to researchers, the singer made £10 million in the last year despite taking much of it off to recover from a throat operation and have a baby.
Cheryl Cole is second in the list of music millionaires aged 30 and under with a fortune estimated at £14 million, while Leona Lewis and Katie Melua are just behind with £12 million.
New entries to the list include Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran who are each worth £5 million.
The top 10 richest music millionaires in Britain and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List are:
- 1 - Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell - £680 million
- 2 - Andrew Lloyd Webber - £620 million
- 3 - U2 -£520 million
- 4 - Sir Elton John - £240 million
- 5 - David and Victoria Beckham - £200 million
- 6 - Mick Jagger - £200 million
- 7 - Michael Flatley - £191 million
- 8 - Keith Richards - £185 million
- 9 - Olivia and Dhani Harrison - £180 million
- 10 - Sting - £180 million
The full list will be published on Sunday April 21.
Sir Paul McCartney has spoken ahead of his performance at tonight's 12-12-12 concert to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.
He said: "When I heard there was a concert, I wanted to be there, I wanted to try and do my bit".
It will see the grunge band back together for the first time in 20 years, with the former Beatle singing, as they play a new song for a charity concert in aid of Hurricane Sandy relief in New York.
The final printed issue of the Dandy features a cameo from Sir Paul McCartney, who said in 1963 it was his ambition to appear in the comic.
The website will feature old favourites Desperate Dan, Bananaman and Korky the Cat in new animated strips, featuring voice overs and sound effects.
Users will also be able to play interactive games, watch videos and create and care for their very own virtual pet, the Dandy Dollop.