It’s about time! At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, the Fab Four were finally properly honored with a lifetime achievement award, which the living two members — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — celebrated with huge performances.
It seems weird that the freaking Beatles have never been honored by the Grammys, but the award show finally got around to it on Jan. 26, and the two living members of the iconic group — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — made sure to savor the Lifetime Achievement award.
The Beatles Honored At The Grammys: Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite
Julia Roberts introduced Paul and Ringo with a heartfelt speech recounting just how important the band is to the history of music.
The real tribute though will come on Feb. 9, when the Grammys air a two-hour special honoring the Fab Four. But back to the show.
Paul and Ringo (back on drums!) took the stage to perform “Queenie Eye” (a tune that definitely has a middle period Beatles flavor to it), which even had John Lennon‘s widow, Yoko Ono, rocking out! After they were done, the boys bowed to the audience, who were obviously all standing in reverence.
The performance was incredible for several reasons. First of all, both guys are over 70! It also reinforced just how important the Beatles are to modern music — they have pretty much influenced all of modern pop. Finally, the performance was a great way to pay homage to the other two members of the band — John Lennon and George Harrison.
The Grammys may have been (unforgivably) late on this award, but it’s better late than never. And we’re definitely not going to complain about seeing two of music’s biggest personalities take the stage together again.
What did you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you love the Beatles throwback at the Grammys? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro