It wasn't a memorable night for Paul and Ringo. They were unsuccessful in three tries at Grammy statues. In the Best Surround Sound Album category, Ringo's "Ringo 5.1 The Surround Sound Collection" (Bruce Sugar, surround mix engineer; Chris Bellman, surround mastering engineer; Bill Crowley, Ringo Starr & Bruce Sugar, surround producers). lost to "Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Night On Bald Mountain; Prelude To Khovanshchina" by Paavo Järvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Paul McCartney backstage at the Grammys Sunday night.
(Photos by Matt Sayles/Associated Press)
For Paul, it was John Mayer who took home the two Grammys he was nominated for. His nomination in the Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance -- "I Saw Her Standing There," from "Amoeba's Secret," lost to Mayer's "Gravity." And in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category, McCartney's "That Was Me," also from "Amoeba's Secret," lost to Mayer's "Say."
But McCartney did perform "I Saw Her Standing There" live at the Grammys. So there was something to enjoy.
And when the Grammys did their tribute to people who has recently died, they included Neil Aspinall and Norman Smith. But there was something to wince at -- they used Mal Evans' pic instead of Aspinall's. Ouch!