Pop legend Sir Paul McCartney will be the first musician to broadcast live to an audience in space - when he beams BEATLES song GOOD DAY SUNSHINE to the crew in the International Space Station this weekend.

McCartney's performance in Anaheim California on Sunday (12NOV05) will be shared with NASA astronaut Bill Mcarthur and Russian cosmonaut VALERY TOKAREV - who will be 350 kilometres (220 miles) above the Earth.

McCartney decided to make the broadcast after the song was used to inform the crew of the space shuttle Discovery the weather was good enough to make a safe landing.

He was "extremely proud" of the gesture, adding, "In our concert we hope to repay the favour."