Sir [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] has received countless awards and accolades throughout his career, but nothing is as affirming you’ve made a huge dent in music history as being honored by fellow musicians and the President of the United States.
McCartney was just one of the selected honorees at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors that aired Tuesday night, and was praised to a night of musical tributes performed by artists that have all been influenced by McCartney’s music.
Along with McCartney, other honorees at the annual Kennedy Center Honors included Oprah Winfrey, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama both attended the event to honor all the influential figures in the arts.
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McCartney was honored with several performances of unique renditions of his music from current artists like No Doubt, Dave Grohl and Norah Jones, and Steven Tyler. Below is the live performance of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]No Doubt[/lastfm]‘s ska-flavored take on his hits “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane.”
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steve Tyler[/lastfm] honored McCartney with a rockin’ take on the Beatles classic “Abby Road.”
Songstress [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Norah Jones[/lastfm] and Foo Fighters frontman [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dave Grohl[/lastfm] came together for an impeccable duet of one of McCartney’s biggest solo hits “Maybe I’m Amazed.”