Monday, June 17, 2024

Grammy Show Alerts: Paul & Ringo Will Perform Together After All


Here are some possible spoilers for tonight’s Grammy show: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are scheduled to perform separately. Why?  I do not know. Paul didn’t make it to pick up the Beatles Special Merit Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday. Ringo, Yoko and Olivia Harrison were there.

Tonight Paul is set to perform a solo song with a ‘special guest star.’Who will it be? Julian Lennon? Stevie Wonder? One source told me Paul is singing a song from his “New” album. Nu? Why not a classic like “Maybe I’m Amazed”?

I am told he’s singing “Queenie Eye” and that Ringo will play drums. If it happens, wow. Ken Ehrlich should be doing Mid East peace talks1

Ringo will sing “Photograph,” the hit he wrote with George Harrison, produced by Richard Perry. One of my favorite all time records.

Beyonce is said to open tonight’s show solo, then will be joined by Jay Z, who actually has a bunch of Grammy nominations this year.

Carole King and Sara Bareilles are doing a mashup of “Brave” and something from “Tapestry.”

There will be RIP mentions of Phil Ramone and Lou Reed. The Everly Brothers will get a nod from Billie Joe Armstrong.

Lang Lang will do a tribute to Van Cliburn, former rapper with DMZ. (Just kidding.)

Robin Thicke will sing with Chicago, the group most desired to get into the Rock Hall of Fame.

And Pink will sing “Try,” the best single of the last three years.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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