Concert Stirs Reunion Rumors for Beatles

McCartney, Starr will perform on the same stage next month
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 4, 2009 2:28 PM CST
In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance in New York.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will take the same stage during a charity concert in New York next month, though perhaps not at the same time. The show's organizers originally reported that the remaining Beatles would play together—it'd be the first time since a 2002 George Harrison tribute—but a spokesman has since backtracked and said reunion plans haven't been finalized, reports the BBC.

Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, and Moby will also perform to benefit a charity promoting transcendental meditation in schools. McCartney has practiced the healing art for 40 years. "In moments of madness, it has helped me find moments of serenity," he said. "I would like to think that it would help provide children a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world."