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« on: February 11, 2012, 02:20:18 PM »

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2012/02/11/stars_come_out_to_honor_paul_mccartney/
Stars come out to honor Paul McCartney
By Beth Harris
February 11, 2012

LOS ANGELESóColdplay, Katy Perry, Tony Bennett and Neil Young plumbed Paul McCartney's vast songbook in taking the former Beatle on a musical journey of his more than 50-year career.

They joined James Taylor, Diana Krall and Foo Fighters among others in launching Grammy weekend Friday night by honoring McCartney as the MusiCares Person of the Year.

McCartney, who turns 70 in June, was toasted for his musical achievements and philanthropic work two days before the Grammy Awards. "It's great for me to be here," he told the crowd in the Los Angeles Convention Center. "It's fantastic to hear all these fantastic artists doing my songs.
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Among the star-studded crowd of 2,800 were Yoko Ono, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, David Crosby, Rosanna Arquette, Bonnie Raitt, Berry Gordy, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, music executive LA Reid, songwriter Diane Warren, Piers Morgan, and actor John Stamos.

Friday's dinner and auction produced the highest-grossing evening in the tribute's 22-year history, with more than $6.5 million raised, said Recording Academy president Neil Portnow.

MusiCares, run by the Recording Academy, provides financial assistance to individuals in the music industry during times of need. Portnow said the charity served 2,700 people in 2011, the most in a single year.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 02:23:04 PM »

http://www.billboard.com/column/grammys/musicares-paul-mccartney-his-songs-kick-1006164752.story#/column/grammys/musicares-paul-mccartney-his-songs-kick-1006164752.story
MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend
by Phil Gallo, L.A.
February 11, 2012

Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions



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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 07:15:27 PM »

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-mccartney-rocks-his-own-tribute-20120211
Paul McCartney Rocks His Own Tribute
Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and more pay musical respects

February 11, 2012


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