A MUSICARES TRIBUTE TO SIR PAUL McCARTNEY
Genre: Music Concert
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The Recording Academy’s biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred when honoring legendary 14-time Grammy winner, Paul McCartney as the 2012 person of the year.
In a night with more standouts than not, a stroke of genius meant McCartney would go first after members of the Cirque du Soleil troupe worked its “Love” magic at the Los Angeles Convention Center to the strains of “Get Back” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” McCartney himself provided a rousing entry to the festivities and an equally rousing closing, opening with “Magical Mystery Tour” and closing the night with the the end of “Abbey Road’s” side two medley.
In addition to McCartney’s stellar performances, multiple-Grammy Award winners Tony Bennett, Coldplay, James Taylor, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and Grammy nominee at the time, Katy Perry all performed at the event.