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Grammy Awards celebrate The Beatles in The Night That Changed America

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr topped the star-studded bill of a tribute show to The Beatles, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the group’s US invasion.

The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute to the Beatles took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Hollywood.

In addition to the former Beatles, performers included Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder and a reunion of Eurythmics.

Other guests who took part included Johny Depp, Eric Idle (as The Rutles reporter), Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale and LL Cool J. Watching the show were Nancy Shevell, Barbara Bach, Olivia Harrison, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.

The show featured a three-song set by Starr, before McCartney and his band performed seven songs. Starr joined McCartney for the final two, singing on ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and playing drums on ‘Hey Jude’.

The show was filmed and will be broadcast in the US by CBS on 9 February 2014, the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Here’s a silent clip featuring photos from the event:

Concert setlist

Jeff Bridges introduces Ringo Starr set:

Sean Penn introduces Paul McCartney set:

Last updated: 30 January 2014
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