'There is one person in this hall tonight whose songs we know will be here now and forever.'
Bono was in Liverpool last night, to present Paul McCartney with MTV Europe's 'Ultimate Legend' award. 'In the universe of rock and roll,' he said, 'The Beatles were the Big Bang'.
Accepting the honour to a huge ovation, McCartney thanked John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
'Many years ago, there were four little boys born here in Liverpool and we went on to do quite well...'