Beatles reunite onstage in New York

Paul and Ringo together again

Beatles reunite onstage in New York
The Beatles' Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed together at a New York charity show on Saturday night (April 4), their first time together in seven years.

The pair appeared at a show headlined by McCartney in aid of The David Lynch Foundation, an organisation fronted by the film director which promotes transcendental meditation in schools.

McCartney played a handful of The Beatles tunes as well as some from his solo career before bringing Ringo onstage to perform The Beatles standard 'With a Little Help from My Friends'.

McCartney also paid a tearful tribute to the late John Lennon, reports BBC News, before playing 'Here Today', a song he wrote for him. He also dedicated The Beatles classic'Blackbird', which is sometimes claimed to be a tribute to the American civil rights movement, to US President Barack Obama.

After McCartney played his set he introduced Starr as "Billy Shears", Starr's pseudonym on 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

Starr, who had previously sang 'Yellow Submarine' and 'Boys' during his own set, then played drums backing McCartney's 'Cosmically Conscious'.

The Beatles legends last performed together at a tribute concert for the late George Harrison in 2002.

They were joined by Eric Clapton on 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' at the Royal Albert Hall show.




Read More On This Artist

More News
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell
Wu-Tang Clan to release new album 'A Better Tomorrow' by November 28
Pharrell's 'Happy' is the UK's best selling single of 2014 so far
Malcolm Young's family confirm AC/DC member is suffering from dementia
Tricky says he wouldn't work with 'arrogant' Damon Albarn again
New Björk album to be co-produced by Arca
U2 have finished '70 per cent' of their next album
Rancid announce release of new album '…Honor Is All We Know'
Radio DJ 'Dr' Fox arrested over alleged historical sexual assaults
Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin reunion is not possible, but plans to start own, career-spanning band
Karen Gillan and Paul 'Pee-Wee Herman' Reubens star in TV On The Radio's...
Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and more to play Bacardi Triangle – win tickets
Iceage stream new album 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today