Updated: January 22, 2014 4:45 AM | By Tom Townshend
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys Beatles tribute

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to perform together for special show



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It's the event music fans have been waiting for and it's finally happening: the two surviving members of The Beatles - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - will join forces to perform together once again.

The pair will reunite for a performance at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday 26 January. They will also record a one-off special show at The Ed Sullivan Theatre the following day, as it has been 50 years since the British group made their legendary debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Ringo discussed the news with Access Hollywood: "To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February (1964), they are putting on a big show on Monday and we will be doing it there."

And, as well as performing at the ceremony, Paul and Ringo will be honoured with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

It's hard to believe that half a century has gone by since the world's most famous British band changed the face of music. Let's look back at the top moments from their career in pictures...

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Jan 22, 2014 4:30PM
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All it is..Is Love,, The world was never ready for the future to root so deeply into everyone,s  Soul, and mind, Those were the times when everyone young and old watched as millons became beleivers,Yes If only we could go back to the times to share with our friends our true feelings,Many lost Many gone,Many now just starting to understand that those who lived in the 60,s are far more beleivers,Than most,I Loved the Beatles the 60,s 70,s those were the timeswhen music meant something,Now today it just a circus full of clowns,trying to be singers,, what a joke,
Jan 22, 2014 5:02PM
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I remember the day the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan show in 1964.  I was 12 years old, soon to be 13 in a couple of months.  My life changed forever.  The first album I ever purchased was Twist and Shout and it cost $4.20 (a lot of money then, as minimum wage was under $1.00 per hour!  My favourite was Paul and I would have done anything to get to see them in person.  Alas, it was not to be.  I have most of their albums, but I never seen them play live. In 1965, I came into Winnipeg with a friend and her father, specifically to attend the screen of "A Hard Day's Night".  It was such a special privilege.  Of course, 50 years have passed and I still think fondly of those times.  Even though the world was changing, there still was such a lovely innocent and hopeful quality to the times.  Now, everyone is so cynical and jaded, that all the wonder and discovery seems to have been sapped from peoples lives.  Perhaps people still have wonder in their lives, but now they have to do it at lightening speed.

Jan 22, 2014 5:35PM
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What a Era , what a band.  Those were the days my friend.
Jan 22, 2014 8:45PM
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My mom said 50 years ago it wont last its only a fad.
Jan 22, 2014 10:51PM
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It was for me another day recording the programs that were sent out across and up into the north of Canada.  I was a Kinerecording Technician, forth floor on CBC Studios, Jarvis Street, Toronto< Ontario, Canada.  I really cannot remember if I was recording it or not but I know we all watched and enjoyed the show..  That was a long time ago.  It was the time that should have lasted forever, and would have made for a better world.  The Love somehow died.  The music though still lives.  I did enjoy those years.  Rock on.
Jan 22, 2014 8:20PM
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"Thank you very much, and I hope that we passed the audition"
Ringo's last words to the crowd below as they packed up at the end of the Abbey Road rooftop show.
Somehow guys, I think that you'd managed to do that not too many years earlier.


Jan 27, 2014 11:18AM
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it was John Lennon who said that NOT Ringo..... "i hope we passed the audition".. on the top of Apple Studio in 1969 

Jan 22, 2014 11:46PM
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What is truly amazing, is that Sir Paul is still around and relevant. Paul still rocks on! It is impossible to determine how influential The Beatles have been. It is like throwing a pebble into a pond...the ripples continue forever.
Jan 22, 2014 5:43PM
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There were times when the Beatles went a little over the top. With all that fame, money and admiration I can understand how easy it could happen.  They were on top of the world.
Jan 22, 2014 5:41PM
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I  was not aware that John made that basphemy about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus. I think he must have been high at the time.
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