Paul McCartney honrado en la gala de la Persona del Año de MusiCares

Sir Paul McCartney has been honoured at the 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year gala in Los Angeles. The star performed My Valentine and I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter, both from his recent jazz album Kisses On The Bottom at the event, receiving a standing ovation from the audience.The MusiCares event honours a legendary performer for their creative accomplishments and charitable work, and is held two nights prior to the annual Grammy Awards. Previous recipients have included Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.The event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and raised $6.5 million. MusiCares helps people in music in a range of fields, including emergency financial assistance and help with addiction and substance abuse.McCartney was honoured for both his musical achievements and his philanthropic and charitable work. The event was hosted by actor and comedian Eddie Izzard, and guests included Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Glen Campbell, Jeff Lynne, David Crosby, Carole King, Tom Hanks, Bonnie Raitt, Don Was, Steven Van Zandt, Randy Jackson, Jason Mraz and LA Reid.The 2012 event begam with a display from Cirque du Soleil’s Love cast.McCartney and his band then took to the stage, performing versions of Magical Mystery Tour and Junior’s Farm, followed by a range of tribute performances from guests including Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett and Duane Eddy, who played an instrumental version of The Beatles’ And I Love Her with backing from McCartney’s band.I’m honoured and it’s good fun. He doesn’t write any terrible songs, and they picked a nice one for me. I’m happy to play with his band, one of the best in the world.Duane EddyThe setlist:Magical Mystery Tour – Paul McCartneyJunior’s Farm – Paul McCartneyJet – Foo FightersBlackbird – Alicia KeysNo More Lonely Nights – Alison Krauss and Union StationHere, There And Everywhere – Tony BennettAnd I Love Her – Duane EddyOh! Darling – Norah JonesHey JudeHey Jude – Katy PerryI Saw Her Standing There – Neil Young and Crazy HorseThe Fool On The Hill – Sergio MendesWe Can Work It Out – ColdplayYesterday – James Taylor with Diana Krall and John ClaytonFor No One – Diana Krall with James Taylor and John ClaytonMy Valentine – Paul McCartneyI’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter – Paul McCartneyNineteen Hundred And Eighty Five – Paul McCartneyGolden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End – Paul McCartney

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