Sir Paul McCartney gave a special performance at the White House in front of US president Barack Obama. The president said McCartney had "helped to lay the soundtrack for an entire generation", as he presented the performer with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library of Congress.
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Sir Paul McCartney will be awarded the third Gershwin Prize at the White House, in a concert hosted by President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama on 2 June 2010.
Pope Benedict XVI's top rock album is The Beatles' Revolver, according to the Vatican's official newspaper.
Sir Paul McCartney has been named as the third recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.