Paul And Ringo Perform Together
April 6, 2009 at 5:00 AM (PT)
Half a BEATLES reunion, or some approximation of it, took place SATURDAY night at "Change Begins Within," a benefit concert at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL for the DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES. PAUL MCCARTNEY was headlining; RINGO STARR was also on the bill, and yes, after letting the anticipation build, the two surviving BEATLES did perform together, as they did in 2002 for a memorial after the death of GEORGE HARRISON.
After an exuberant set of songs from THE BEATLES, WINGS and his solo albums, with video clips full of BEATLES footage, MCCARTNEY said, "At this point we would like to introduce somebody to you who you know, you’ve heard his name. He’s going to come out here and play you a little song this joyful night. Ladies and gentlemen: BILLY SHEARS!"
And just as on "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," there was STARR to sing "With a Little Help from My Friends," sharing a microphone with MCCARTNEY during the song and embraces afterward.
What cause could summon that elusive event, a more-or-less BEATLES reunion? Peace, human rights, poverty, AIDS, the environment? Well, no. THE DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION supports teaching Transcendental Meditation to a million students in their schools. "Every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself," reads the manifesto at davidlynchfoundation.org. "This is the way to save the coming generation."