Paul McCartney thanks his nurse mum with unseen photo tribute on Mother's Day


Sir Paul McCartney posted a touching throwback tribute for Mother’s Day on Instagram on Sunday.

His late mother Mary inspired the rocker to write the song Let It Be and she was the main breadwinner in the family with her career as a nurse and a midwife.

The Beatles legend, 77, posted an adorable black and white image which had never been seen before by any of his fans.

In the snap, a much younger Paul grinned alongside his brother Peter and his doting nurse mum Mary.

The two young boys wore matching braces and smart shirts for the family portrait.

“Wishing Mothers all over the world a Happy #MothersDay – Paul #PaulMcCartney,” he captioned the image.

The musician posted the unseen snap with his 2.9 million Instagram followers.

Other loyal fans, however, were quick to thank his mum Mary for raising the two northern lads.

Paul shared the adorable picture to commemorate Mother’s Day

“Look what your wonderful mother produced!” exclaimed one excited fan.

Another added: “When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom Let it be.”

It comes after the rockstar confided in James Corden his mum was the inspiration for the iconic track Let It Be.

During an episode of Carpool Karaoke in Liverpool, Paul left James welling up over the emotional story.

Paul Mccartney was meant to play at Glastonbury this year before the show was sadly cancelled

“I had a dream in the Sixties where my mum who died came to me in a dream and was reassuring me, saying: ‘It’s gonna be OK. Just let it be…”

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“I felt so great. She gave me the positive word.

“So I woke up and was like, ‘What’d she say? Let it be.’ … That’s kind of good. So I wrote the song ‘Let it Be’ but it was that positivity.”

The Beatles went on to record Let It Be and it became a global hit

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Paul McCartney’s mum died in 1956 when he was just 14 years old.

Eight months after her death, Paul became friends with John Lennon.

He went on to become one of the country’s most legendary singers with The Beatles.

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