As a gigantic fundraiser for the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the world's biggest stars performed and made fundraising pitches to help eradicate the virus. Pretty epic show. Let's save the best for first. Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, and Lang Lang offer "The Prayer." Lady Gaga Stevie Wonder John Legend and Sam Smith J Lo Taylor Swift Keith Urban Lizzo Hozier Billie Eilish & Finneas David and Victoria Beckham introduce Elton John Rolling Stones Jess Glynne The Killers Lady Antebellum Ellie Goulding Paul McCartney Jessie J Annie and Lola Lennox Billie Joe Armstrong
Rock & roll invaded America in the 50s just as television was building its stranglehold on the culture. Once you heard a great song on the radio, the desire to actually SEE the artist intensified. Fans would suddenly be able to put a face with voice(s) they loved. In 1956, Elvis sang multiple songs on the Ed Sullivan Show, and Sullivan egged him on to return later in the broadcast. Elvis started to deflect the host's suggestion but quickly agreed. Not long thereafter Elvis became so famous that he wouldn't take orders from geriatric show hosts. In the 60s. TV shows often used mixes of recorded music with some live overlay of vocals. Watch the The Mamas and Papas throw out some
Paul McCartney: The Life (2016) A music icon's incredible story.
The Late, Late Show host James Corden delivered one of the most imaginative, moving, and funny television interviews ever. Corden snared Sir Paul McCartney to appear in his carpool karaoke series, returning the Beatles legend to his hometown of Liverpool. It was pure gold. Clever, heartwarming, and entertaining for multiple generations. That's the rarest of feats in today's splintered media universe.
One of the best TV segments in American history featured Paul McCartney returning to New York's Ed Sullivan Theater. It was 46 years after his band The Beatles made its U.S. broadcast debut from a stage inside the building.
Following Monday's Grammy Awards show, media breathlessly reported that Paul McCartney was denied access to a Hollywood party hosted by rapper Tyga. You say goodbye, and I say hello. It turns out that either McCartney was confused or Woody Harrelson was stoned because they were at the wrong party. Jimmy Kimmel and Tyga explained. Tyga promises to check on Paul and make sure that Harrelson doesn't drive him up and exit ramp next time. A confused Larry King talks with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr about the deaths of their bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison.
The brilliance of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler was on display again on the December 19, 2015 edition of Saturday Night Live. Both sketches posted here are top notch, a far cry from their disappointing movie "Sisters" they were promoting with an SNL appearance. This? Not so much. For proper Christmas flavoring, SNL musical guest Bruce Springsteen brought out his good friend Paul McCartney to help with "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
Listen to the studio vocals of three huge pop songs. Paul McCartney is accompanied by his wife Linda and bandmates. Elton John is all alone. Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, and studio musicians break down the intricate parts of Steely Dan's "Peg." Jet - Paul McCartney & Wings Your Song - Elton John Peg - Steely Dan
So many people are caught up in examining "white privilege," an entitlement for anyone with white skin in America. It's not a fresh topic. VIDEO: Eddie Murphy "White Like Me" White people are funny enough with Turtle Man, Honey Boo Boo, and awl doze nore-durn deer huntin' beer swillin' Ted Nugent wannabes. Life's only certainty is that no one person can fully understand the physical, mental, or emotional burdens faced by any other human being. All we know for sure is our own circumstance in the midst of life's various encumbrances. Clearly there are advantages for caucasians in terms of moving through society without unwarranted suspicion. Unless the caucasian(s) is wearing clothing indicating poverty, escape from incarceration, or gang-related affiliation, a white