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Beatles rule at Lifetime Achievement Grammys

LOS ANGELES The enduring impact of The Beatles seemed to be here, there and everywhere at Saturday’s Special Merit Awards, an annual pre Grammy Awards event that typically ranks as Michael Kors handbags the most moving of the Grammys weekend. »As I’ve said before, if the afternoon ends and there’s still a dry eye in the house then we haven’t done our jobs, » said Neil Portnow, the head of The Recording Academy, under whose auspices the Special Merit Awards and tonight’s 56th annual Grammy Awards are presented.Emotions ran high for honorees and members of the audience alike at the invitation only event, which lives only in the moment since it is not filmed for TV or online broadcast. Held at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre, the nearly two hour event featured the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards to a typically diverse group of artists.They included The Beatles, The Isley Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Kraftwerk, romantic Mexican music composer Armando Manzanero, Louisiana Zydeco music pioneer Clifton Chenier (who died in 1987), and ground breaking classical violinist Maud Powell (who died in michael kors handbags 1920). »It’s a Lifetime Achievement Award, but I michael kors outlet feel like we’ve all got a lot more life left in us, » said former Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr, 73. « It’s a great afternoon; it’s all about music The Beatles’ music is still michael kors outlet out there and Michael Kors Outlet that’s what I’m most proud of. »Paul McCartney was unable to attend. He was rehearsing for Monday’s taping of Michael Kors handbags cheap the CBS TV Grammy Awards salute to The Beatles, an all star concert that will also feature Starr and will air Feb. on KFMB Channel 8.Yoko Ono, 80, spoke at Saturday’s ceremony on behalf Michael Kors handbags cheap of her late husband, former Beatle John Lennon, who was shot to death in New York in 1980. »I’m here michael kors handbags today because I think John would have wanted me to be here, » she said. Midway through her extended remarks, Starr took out his cell phone and pretended to have a brief but animated conversation. He looked bemused when Ono later told the audience that The Beatles’ music was now poised to go to « planets all over the universe. There are thousands of them! »When Olivia Harrison, the 65 year old widow of George Harrison, said Harrison michael kors handbags was her favorite Beatle, Starr pretended to be dismayed. And after Ono took the microphone a second time to tell the audience she loved them, Michael Kors outlet a mischievous Starr darted back to offer his own addendum.Articles Connexes:

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