Paul McCartney had fans melting with his performance on Sunday night during the Grammy’s tribute to the Beatles. Of course the slew of celebrities that walked on stage to perform was epic, but when Paul McCartney walked on stage his performance was over the top. He didn’t just sing one song either. During "The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" the talented entertainer hit up the guitar and the piano. According to Fox 411 on Sunday, Paul McCartney was hesitant in performing in the tribute, but he changed his mind after realizing what an impact the music made on America.
While Paul is only one-fourth of the British band, there was wild enthusiasm when Ringo Starr hit the stage too. When the two performers offered up several songs together, the fans probably felt like they died and went to heaven. Sounding absolutely perfect, there wasn’t any doubt that McCartney’s time on stage made the special perfect.
With so much music going on with the stage flowing with sound, the Grammy’s tribute was extended for television. Instead of the two-hours expected, another 30 minutes was added so fans could enjoy the extra music. It’s obvious this included more face time with Paul McCartney (and no viewers are complaining about that!)
The Grammy tribute was about the music of the Beatles and the first time the British band was seen on television. The broadcast was timed to be exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original time the band was seen in America for the first time.
Seen on “The Ed Sullivan Show” the Beatles performance 50 years ago was one of the most-watched television events with over 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs. On Sunday night millions more fans got to see that special beginning and more. Even the Reverend Billy Graham tuned in to the show.
Take a look at Paul McCartney’s performances on stage in the photo slideshow and check out the first performance of the Beatles in the video clip