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by Edward Keeble

Tags: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite for Grammy Beatles tribute

Surviving Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' together

 

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite for Grammy Beatles tribute

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Last night (Monday 27 January) Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunuited once again for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles.

The Grammy Awards produced show was a salute to the iconic brit band, marking the 50th anniversary of when they played the Ed Sullivan show. Broadcast on CBS the event featured a huge ensemble of musicians including John Mayer, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder and the Eurythmics, all performing covers of Beatles tracks. In between performances archive footage of the band in their prime was shown. 

Most importantly however, the event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles saw Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reuniting once again to perform 'Hey Jude' and 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. 

Below: Watch the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show 

“At first when asked, I wondered whether it was the right thing to do,” McCartney during the show, saying that he asked a few American friends for their opinion on the matter. “They said you don't understand the importance of the 'Ed Sullivan Show' on America. And I didn't understand until then.”

Presenters on the night included Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Eric Idle and Johnny Depp; the audience included Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Tom Hanks and John Paul White. The night also saw the Eurythmics reunite for a special one off performance.

Check out the full set list below:

Maroon 5 - “All My Loving”
Maroon 5 - “Ticket to Ride”
John Mayer and Keith Urban - “Don't Let Me Down”
Ed Sheeran - “In My Life”
Alicia Keys and John Legend - “Let it Be”
Imagine Dragons - “Revolution”
Katy Perry - “Yesterday”
Eurythmics - “Fool on the Hill”
Pharrell Williams and Brad Paisley - “Here Comes the Sun”
Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne - “Hey Bulldog”
Joe Walsh and Jeff Lynne - “Something”
Gary Clark Jr., Walsh and Grohl - “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
Stevie Wonder - “We Can Work It Out”
Ringo Starr - “Match Box,” “Boys,” “Yellow Submarine”
Paul McCartney - “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Birthday,” “Get Back,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”
McCartney and Starr - “With a Little Help From My Friends”
McCartney, Starr and ensemble - “Hey Jude”

Below: Unseen photos from the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour

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