56th Grammy Awards, teaming up for "Queenie Eye" from McCartney's album "New."Any time Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr get together, it's a Big Deal. And they did just that at Sunday's
The crowd served up a rousing ovation at the rare Beatles reunion.
The last time the last surviving members of the Fab Four got together was a July 2010 concert, where McCartney sang "Birthday" to celebrate Starr's 70th. The two performed together at a 2009 charity event and at a 2002 memorial concert for George Harrison in 2002.
The Recording Academy honored the Liverpool lads' invasion of the U.S. 50 years ago with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award — or what Starr joking referred to as the "Dinosaur Award." The special ceremony took place on Grammy eve, with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison — widows of John Lennon and George Harrison — present to accept on behalf of their late husbands.
A behatted Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon were also on hand Sunday night, dancing in the audience and cheering on while McCartney-Starr dueted and when Ringo performed a solo version of "Photograph."
Meanwhile, McCartney added to his hardware collection as he, along with former Nirvana mates Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, scored Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack." McCartney also found himself surrounded by famous fans all night:
A two-hour special, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," will air on Feb. 9, exactly 50 years after the Beatles debuted on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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