Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite at the Grammy Awards

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and were hosted by LL Cool J.

Just after 10pm ET actress Julia Roberts made a speech in which she spoke of The Beatles’ arrival in America in February 1964, before introducing McCartney and “a special guest”. Starr joined McCartney’s band on drums for a performance of Queenie Eye, from McCartney’s 2013 album New.

The former Beatles’ wives, Nancy Shevell and Barbara Bach, were in the audience, as was Yoko Ono.

At the end of Queenie Eye, Starr and McCartney embraced at the front of the stage and waved to the audience. Starr also performed Photograph with several former members of his All-Starr Band.

McCartney won each of the five Grammy Awards for which he was nominated. They included a lifetime achievement award for The Beatles, which had been accepted by Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison on Saturday 25 January at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

The awards for best surround sound album and best music film went to Live Kisses, a live studio performance of McCartney’s 2012 album Kisses On The Bottom.

The deluxe edition reissue of Wings Over America won the best boxed or special limited edition package.

The best rock song award went to McCartney and former Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, for Cut Me Some Slack, with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. The album from whence it came, Sound City: Real To Reel, also won an award for best compilation soundtrack album.

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6 responses on “Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite at the Grammy Awards

  1. pgaikin

    Why do I think there’s a concert in the works for Paul and Ringo? Perhaps with Julian and Ringo’s son Zak who is also a drummer. I’d go. Good to see them back together after all the animosity.

      1. Julian

        To be honest, “that other drummer” (Abe Laboriel Jr.) was the one that you ACTUALLY heard. Ringo was sticking to the beat (he probably didn’t know “Queenie Eye” enough) & was looking around as if to say “What the hell am I supposed to do?” So, with all due respect for Ringo, that back-up WAS needed more than anything, otherwise it would be more of a flop.

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