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Beatles come together at Grammys, McCartney also stars in Nirvana reunion

Published on Jan 27, 2014 11:50 AM
 
Musicians Paul McCartney (left) and Ringo Starr of The Beatles perform onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, came together at the Grammy Awards on Sunday for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group's breakthrough on American television. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, came together at the Grammy Awards on Sunday for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group's breakthrough on American television.

With McCartney at the piano and Starr at his drums, the two played a new song Queenie Eye, a catchy tune that hearkened back to the Beatles' trademark hits. It was only the fourth time they had performed together on stage since a 2002 concert to honour the late George Harrison. John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and son Sean Lennon were in the crowd dancing along.

McCartney, 71, and former members of grunge rock band Nirvana, including Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, won best rock song for Cut Me Some Slack. "It was magic for me playing with these guys," said McCartney, adding "I found myself in the middle of a Nirvana reunion and I was very happy."

In early awards before the telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center began, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the rap categories - best rap album, song and performance. Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk picked up the Grammy for best pop/duo group performance for their dance hit Get Lucky.

 
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