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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving members of the Beatles, did end up performing at the Grammys last night. Overall, it was a great night for the former bandmates and friends, as the Beatles had just received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award on the 50th anniversary of their first trip to the U.S. McCartney also won big, earning four new Grammys to add to his shelf.
Although the two didn’t perform a Beatles song, McCartney invited Starr to play drums on “Queenie Eye,” the second single from his 2013 album New. Earlier in the ceremony, Starr took the stage to sing “Photograph,” his best known solo single.
McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, were seen on screen several times throughout the show, as the cameras caught the two dancing to the other performances. Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow, also attended, helping to present an award. Sean Lennon was also there, sharing pictures on Facebook.
Of the four wins for McCartney, only one came during the broadcast. He shared Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. The new reissue of Wings Over America won Best Boxed/Limited Edition Package, while Live Kisses won Best Surround Sound Album. Live Kisses also won Best Music Film.
Starr and McCartney will perform again tonight for a special Beatles tribute set to air on CBS on Feb. 9.
You can check out our Grammys recap here.