McCartney, Ringo Reunite in NY

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 5, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
McCartney, Ringo Reunite in NY
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform at the Change Begins Within Concert, Saturday April 4, 2009 in New York.    (Stephen Chernin)

(Newser) – An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in 7 years. The reunion of McCartney and Starr, the surviving members of the Beatles, was the highlight of the "Change Begins Within" concert last night. The event was held at Radio City Music Hall to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which aims to teach at-risk youth meditation techniques.

The concert, which also featured Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Donovan and others, ran for about 4 hours. But McCartney had thousand of fans on their feet as he hit the stage near the show's end. Opening with a spirited version of "Drive My Car," he went through a generous selection of Beatles and Wings classics, and remembered John Lennon by playing "Here Today," a song he wrote for the former Beatle, slain in 1980. (Read more Beatles stories.)

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