Beatles legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY stopped a concert in Detroit, Michigan, last week (ends23OCT05), so a concert-goer could propose to his girlfriend.

Ben Okuly, 26, held a sign up from the crowd reading "Can Ben ask Melissa to Marry him?".

McCartney spotted the sign, stopped his performance and read it out loud.

He then said, "Well, go on, get down on your knees and ask her, Ben!"

Okuly did so and MELISSA STEELE said yes.

McCartney then said, "Well, that's a first for me. And I hope it's a last for you, Ben."

Okuly came up with the idea on the way to the gig: "To have Paul McCartney be there and start the proposal, I really don't have words to describe what that was like."