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- Posted on Jun 3rd 2010 5:10AM by Julian Marszalek
Receiving his award from US President Barack Obama, Sir Paul revealed himself to be as much a fan of the politician as the Commander-in-Chief was of him.
He said, "Mr President said that we're going through difficult times on a number of fronts but when I knew that I was coming here tonight, I knew that I had to say that even though we all know that you've got lots of difficult issues to deal with, I just want you to know that you have billions of us who are rooting for you."
Sir Paul then went on to perform a number of some of his best-known and best-loved songs including 'Michelle' -- which was directed at the First Lady -- and 'Hey Jude.'
Other performers at the special East Room concert included Elvis Costello, Corinne Bailey Rae and the White Stripes' Jack White. The concert will be broadcast on US TV on July 28.
The Gershwin Prize for Popular song honours the work of an artist whose work and career are judged to have promoted song as a "vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding."