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All Together Now: McCartney, Starr to give rare public performance

  • Source: cbc.ca


Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr, pictured here in Las Vegas on June 26, 2007, last played together in public in 2002. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)
The remaining Beatles — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — are going to perform in public together for the first time in six years.

The pair will do a special concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 4 to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, according to the foundation's website. The organization, set up by the American director of Blue VelvetTwin Peaks TV series, promotes transcendental meditation in schools. and the

The former bandmates rarely perform together. They last shared a stage in 2002, during a tribute gig for late Beatle George Harrison in London.

McCartney's latest album is Electric Arguments, a collaboration between the songwriter-singer and producer-musician Youth, and released under the moniker, the Fireman. McCartney is also slated to headline the Coachella Valley music festival in Indio, Calif. on April 17.

Starr did a tour of the U.S. and Canada in 2008 in support of his latest album Liverpool 8.

The "Change Begins Within" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall is also scheduled to feature Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Bettye Lavette and Jim James. Other musicians will also be added to the bill soon.

Tickets, ranging in price from $79.50 to $500 US, go on sale March 9.

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by Amit Kshirsagar : Dhantoli, Nagpur, India March 11, 2009 9:34 AM EDT (Guest)  click to register
What a concept. Wouldn`t it be great if Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr could truly reunite and sing "I Want To Hold Your Hand", after 45 years. What would really add icing on the cake would be to show video images of John Lennon and George Harrison. Who could ask for anything more??? :)) Amit Kshirsagar Dhantoli, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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by Perri PIctures : United States March 9, 2009 2:56 AM EDT (Guest)  click to register
This will be a great show. The new documentary, SCHOOL OF THOUGHT, will show you why these music superstars are doing this benefit concert at Radio City. The film is about Transcendental Meditation in schools and what the David Lynch Foundation is doing to bring meditation to students everywhere. Watch the first eight minutes of the movie for free at perripictures.com
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by David Ronan : UpstateNY March 8, 2009 9:32 PM EDT (Guest)  click to register
I was able to get one ticket for Radio City. Never been to a charity event. Should be a hoot!! This will be the 10th McCartney show for me.
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by Pat Murphy : Cork, Ireland March 8, 2009 7:02 PM EDT (Guest)  click to register
Any chance of Tickets for New York concert?
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by steven wilson : UNITED STATES March 6, 2009 6:08 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
i just bought 3 tickets for his indio coachella concert in april and that was $350.00 i`ve seen him 3 times this will be my fourth
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by markfeber@yahoo.com : fort wayne usa March 6, 2009 5:38 PM EST (FUNsite member)
i hear that mark
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by Mark Rink : Philadelphia,U.S.A. March 6, 2009 10:30 AM EST (FUNsite member)
This is very exciting new for any music fan let alone all of us Beatle Freaks.Unfortunatly I do`nt have the money to go.So I hope (pray) that it will come out on some form ,so we all can enjoy it.
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The remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are going to perform in public together for the first time in six years.