Paul McCartney’s White House Performance Aired On PBS

July 29th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
obama-paul-mccarteney_320Washington, July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Beatles star and iconic singer Paul McCartney has added another feather to his cap. Last month he went to the residence of the first couple of the USA and there he was given the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The ceremony was aired on PBS last night. To honor the legendary singer, a concert was arranged there and a number of renowned singers performed the songs of The Beatles and enthralled the invitees. However before the concert was shown on PBS last night parts of the event went online courtesy Youtube.

He show began with some moving words from the president Barack Obama. He told the viewers that the contribution of Beatles to the genre of Rock and pop music can never be forgotten. After his speech a number of veteran and young music artist paid their tributes to the talented singer. Jack White and the Jonas Brothers were among these singers. Paul McCartney appeared humbled by the honor bestowed on him. Even at 68 he was no less energetic than what he was decades back. The voice also seemed largely unchanged.

He admitted that he performed at many concerts in his life but never thought he would come to the White House and get honored in such a way. Paul McCartney wooed the first lady by dedicating Michelle, a famous Beatles track to Michelle Obama. The first lady was moved and she was found singing the track along with her kids and spouse. The event was a truly star studded event. The viewers of PBS also liked the program a lot.

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