Sunday, May 5, 2013

Paul McCartney At The White House (2010)

Musical Honours

In this musical video of a PBS Special, Paul McCartney performs at the White House, with President Obama and Mrs Obama in attendance. He was joined by many other wonderful performers in the In the East Room of the White House, on June 2, 2010. During an intermission of the concert, President Obama presented America’s highest award for popular music—the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—to Sir Paul McCartney.

Performances in order of appearance on the PBS Special:

1) Paul McCartney: Got to Get You Into My Life
2) Stevie Wonder: We Can Work It Out
3) Jonas Brothers: Drive My Car
4) Jerry Seinfeld: comedy routine
5) Jack White: Mother Nature's Son
6) Faith Hill: The Long and Winding Road
7) Corinne Bailey Rae & Herbie Hancock: Blackbird
8 ) Elvis Costello: Penny Lane
9) Emmylou Harris: For No One
10) Lang Lang: Celebration (instrumental from Standing Stone)
11) Dave Grohl: Band on the Run
12) Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder: Ebony and Ivory
13) President Obama’s dedication speech
14) Paul McCartney: Michelle
15) Paul McCartney: Eleanor Rigby
16) Paul McCartney: Let It Be
17) Paul McCartney: Hey Jude

Here is something to think about: “Ebony And Ivory Live Together In Perfect Harmony/Side By Side On My Piano Keyboard, Oh Lord Why Don't We?”