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Sir Paul McCartney to receive US Library of Congress Songwriting Award
18 November 2009
5.55pm
Starrdog
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/…..type=music

Paul has been awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He is only the third recipient, and the first non-US awardee.

So, what do you think? Should it have been a Lennon/McCartney award? Should they give it to John next year? Should they wait until Yoko is not available to accept, then give one to John?

19 November 2009
2.10pm
Joe
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Hey, thanks for that. I'd heard about the award but didn't really register the significance of it. It's hardly been reported here in the UK.

I think the award was for more than just his work with The Beatles, although in honesty it's hard to imagine he'd have had the award without it. I don't know about the rules for awarding it, but I don't suppose they give it posthumously – aren't recipients supposed to donate something and perform at a ceremony? It'd be interesting to see how that could be done for Lennon Surprised

Besides, I think Lennon/McCartney got enough plaudits back in the day. McCartney's done some great things with his legacy, and I think he deserves this one on his own.

I've added a news piece here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20…..ular-song/

Thanks again for the info.

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