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Paul McCartney wins Grammy for `Helter Skelter`

  • Source: Reuters
  • By: Dean Goodman

Former Beatle Paul McCartney won his first solo Grammy in 39 years on Sunday for a live recording of "Helter Skelter."

McCartney took home the solo rock vocal performance statuette for the 42-year-old Beatles tune, which he dusted off for his 2009 live album "Good Evening New York City."

It marked his 14th Grammy, of which 10 were Beatle-related, spanning 1965 to a reissue project in 1997.

As a solo artist, he last won a Grammy in 1972 for his arrangement of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." He followed that with a pair for Wings, his post-Beatles vehicle, in 1975 and 1980.

McCartney, 68, frequently lands Grammy nominations -- 11 since 2005 alone -- but has been bested by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake.

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Last Updated: 02/16/11 12:24
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by GJohnson : Raleigh, NC February 18, 2011 5:34 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
Good to see. And best vocal performance no less. Didn`t even know he was up for one this year. I would have watched it had I known. Congrats Sir Paul!!
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by 17marilynn17 : Barbados February 18, 2011 3:19 AM EST (Guest)  click to register
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by Paul : Fairfax, VA February 16, 2011 10:45 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
Dear blisters, You obviously have the stereo version! . Great job Paulie!
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by Cbone 0 : Eagan, USA February 16, 2011 10:14 PM EST (Guest)  click to register
Well deserved, albeit late! The fact that he can scream this at the end of a 3 hour concert is enough all by itself! "I`ve got blisters on me fingers!"
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Former Beatle Paul McCartney won his first solo Grammy in 39 years on Sunday for a live recording of "Helter Skelter." McCartney took home the solo rock vocal performance statuette for the 42-year-old Beatles tune, which he dusted off for his 2009 live album "Good Evening New York City."