Beatles Reunite At The Grammys

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January 27, 2014 | 3:59am EST

Beatles legends Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr teamed up for a rare performance together at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night to kick off an exciting four weeks for the remaining members of the Fab Four.
The stars previously insisted they would not be performing together at the high-profile prizegiving, and fans’ hopes of a reunion appeared to have been dashed when the drummer hit the Staples Center stage without McCartney to belt out his new song Photograph.
However, members of the audience rose to their feet when Starr joined his former bandmate for a performance of his Queenie Eye hit, and the pair embraced at the end of the set to soak up a standing ovation.
The fab two, who will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show next month, were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a Grammy event on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Pink stunned at the Grammys with an energetic two-song set that began with a high-flying display above the audience at the Staples Center. The pop star recreated breathtaking moves from her recent tour for Try before landing on the stage to perform Just Give Me a Reason with rocker Nate Ruess.
Pink’s show-stopping performance was one of many highlights in between the awards and acceptance speeches.
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z kicked off the 56th Grammys with a performance of Drunk in Love, country star Hunter Hayes debuted a new anti-bullying anthem, Katy Perry performed Dark Horse and Lorde treated the crowd to a rendition of her hit Royals.
The show also featured a number of collaborations – Imagine Dragons teamed up with rapper Kendrick Lamar; Robin Thicke raced through a medley of Chicago tunes and his own Blurred Lines with the rock supergroup, and country music’s original Outlaws Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson shared the stage with Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton.
Other key performances came from songwriting legend Carole King, who teamed up with Sara Bareilles, while Miranda Lambert and Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong hit the stage to pay tribute to late Everly Brothers star Phil Everly, who passed away earlier this month.
However, the night’s three biggest showstoppers came towards the end of the ceremony.
Stevie Wonder joined Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams for a mash-up rendition of 2013 hit Get Lucky and Chic’s Freak Out, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed gay rights anthem Same Love and Open Your Heart with Madonna, who dressed as an all-white cow-girl, as 33 couples were wed in the aisles, and Metallica rocked out with classical pianist Lang Lang.
Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham closed out the 56th Grammys with a rocking set.

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