January 27, 2014

Lifetime Achievement Award for Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr At 2014 Grammys - Updated


I can't believe this took so long!! 

The Beatles were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1988 by Mick Jagger.
Sadly by this time we had lost John Lennon, and the group had already split up.
George Harrison was still with us back then.
Now we have Sir Paul and Ringo. What an amazing influence this group had on our culture!

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage for a special performance at the Grammys.

The Beatles superstars performed Sir Paul's song Queenie Eye to a rapturous crowd including Yoko Ono at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. 

Sir Paul also proved members of the Fab Four can still trump the Rolling Stones when his collaboration with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, entitled Cut Me Some Slack, beat Doom And Gloom by the veteran British band.
With many thanks for this and the picture to the The Telegraph.

So glad the Recording Academy went for reuniting Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and not, as Steve Coogan joked, Paul and the Jonas Brothers.

The former Beatles mates both sat together with their wives in the audience, they also hit the stage together at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for a performance that was never officially confirmed as in the works, but which was both hinted at and hoped for.

Earlier in the night, Ringo hopped onstage to perform "Photograph," as various black and white, er, photographs flashed behind him, some of them of the Fab Four back in the day.
But then he was done, and there was no Paul, prompting the fear that their much-anticipated reunion wasn't going to happen.

But when Paul finally took the stage (after a surprise introduction by Julia Roberts) to perform "Queenie Eye" and celebrate the lifetime achievement award the Beatles received during the pre-Grammys Special Merit Awards last night, he was joined by Ringo on drums.
Just like old times.

After wrapping up, the pioneering rockers took a bow hand-in-hand and shared a hug as the crowd gave them an enthusiastic standing ovation.

Earlier in the night, McCartney shared the win for Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack" with the tune's fellow writer-performers Dave GrohlPat Smear and Krist Novoselic, the fruit of those Macca-jamming-with-remainder-of- Nirvana headlines from late 2012.

"It was magic for me playing with these guys," McCartney said backstage after the win. "Tell you the truth, I didn't know who they were. I found myself in the middle of a Nirvana reunion."
With many thanks to EOnline

Some nostaglia too good to miss out on.

Mick Jagger inducts the Beatles.

The Beatles acceptance speeches - George and Ringo.


Picture credit previously cited. See above links.

Update: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr closed their own tribute show, first in short separate sets, then in a joyous collaboration. 

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles will air Feb. 9 (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/PT), exactly 50 years after the band's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, an appearance that drew a record-setting 73 million viewers. 

More here. 

John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Matt Schichter Documentary Offers 550 Answers

Are These The Best Double Albums Ever?

Sir Paul McCartney To Induct Ringo Starr Into Hall Of Fame

'American Pie' Lyrics Sell For $1.2 million In New York

 Penny Lane: Original On The Block, Minus The Fanfare

Lost Beatles US Concert Movie Blocked From Release

The Three Lennon-McCartney Hits That Went to No. 1 Without Lennon or McCartney 

The Who Release First Song In 8 Years: Be Lucky 

 Beatles’ First Recording Contract to Be Auctioned For An Estimated $150,000

The Beatles 1 To Be Reissued With 50 Videos 

John Lennon Born 75 Years Ago Today 

John Lennon's Long-Lost Gibson J-160E Guitar Sells for Record $2.4 Million

Ringo Starr Reflects On His 35 Year Marriage

George Harrison: Tribute GeorgeFest Is Coming

John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll Album - Update: Vale Sir George Martin