Jack White, Dave Grohl Salute Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney received the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song yesterday, an award that went to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder in its previous years. He accepted the award from President Obama, then did a few songs himself (including “Michelle” for Mrs. Obama) and then gave the stage to other performers. According to the New York Times, Jack White did “Mother Nature’s Son,” while Grohl screamed his way through “Band On The Run.” Wonder, last year’s winner, was also around to do “We Can Work It Out,” and, of course, “Ebony And Ivory.” The whole thing was taped for a PBS special that will air July 28. For now, check out McCartney accepting the prize below.
Update: There’s a two-minute clip of McCartney — alongside White, Grohl, the Obamas, and Jerry Seinfeld and Elvis Costello — singing “Hey Jude” at the end of the event.