Evening Standard, Hulton Archive LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles.…
- Posted on Dec 29th 2010 10:45AM by John D. Luerssen
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Evidence of McCartney singing along with No Doubt as they delivered a ska-tinged medley of Sir Paul classics like 'Hello Goodbye' and 'Penny Lane' affirmed the Beatles co-founder's glee. Elsewhere, Paul was stirred as he intently watched the duet between Dave Grohl and Norah Jones on 'Maybe I'm Amazed.'
Macca was equally pleased by the medley of 'Abbey Road' numbers performed by Steven Tyler, who he had personally asked to perform. "I've done a lot of things and been a lot of places," Tyler told the audience in advance of his performance. "But I've never been prouder than I am standing right here at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Abbey Road."
During the broadcast, President Obama told the crowd he was pleased "to honor a man widely considered to be among the greatest songwriters in history." James Taylor and Mavis Staples closed the McCartney segment of the program with memorable renditions of 'Let It Be' and 'Hey Jude.'