WATCH: Sir Macca plays the trumpet with Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl and more

live 23/06/2020

Paul McCartney appeared on a fundraising broadcast playing the trumpet to 'When the Saints Go Marching In'.

Joined by Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Dave Matthews, Jim James, Irma Thomas and Nathaniel Rateliff, the benefit performance aims to raise funds to help musicians during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch the performance below. Fair warning, McCartney is slightly on the rusty side when it comes to.. trumpeting.

The song Sir Macca played also marked the first-ever single the Beatles appeared on (they were credited as the Beat Brothers along with headlining singer Tony Sheridan in 1961). The song was re-released three years later as a B-side to 'My Bonnie', which was then credited to the Beatles and Sheridan.

McCartney first learned the trumpet after he was given one on his 14th birthday but quickly gave up on it. In a book called The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years, writer Vincent Perez Benitez notes, "Although he could eventually play a C-major scale, 'The Saints Go Marching In' and a few other things on the trumpet, McCartney quickly realised that it was going to be difficult for him to both sing and play the trumpet at the same time. Accordingly, with his father's permission, he traded in the first instrument he ever owned for that Zenith acoustic guitar."