Paul and Nancy at the Grammys MusiCares Gala

  February 10, 2012

Paul and Nancy arrive at the MusiCares Gala where Paul was honored with the "Person of the Year" award.
The Gala and Benefit concert was held Friday night, with proceeds from the pricey tickets going to MusiCares, an organization associated with the Grammys that assists musicians who are in financial need.

The sold out Gala raised over $6.5 million for MusiCares.

Guests were served a vegetarian dinner  consisting of an appetizer of caprese salad, an entree of  puff pastry stuffed with portobellos and other veggies,  asparagus, carrots, and potato, all atop a bed of lentils. There was also a tomato and fresh mozzarella tower, and a   main course of grilled seitan and roasted vegetables in puff pastry. (Seitan is a wheat gluten used as a meat substitute.)
For dessert, it was candied pears, apples and berries. 
And wine - all you could drink!

Set List:

Performance by Cirque du Soleil from Love
Magical Mystery Tour - Paul McCartney
Junior's Farm - Paul McCartney
Jet - Foo Fighters
Blackbird - Alicia Keys
No More Lonely Nights - Alison Krauss
Here, There and Everywhere - Tony Bennett
And I Love Her - Duane Eddy
Oh Darling - Norah Jones
Hey Jude - Katy Perry
I Saw Her Standing There - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Fool On the Hill - Sergio Mendes
We Can Work It Out - Coldplay
Yesterday - James Taylor with Diana Krall
For No One - Diana Krall with James Taylor
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Paul McCartney with Diana Krall & John Pizzarelli
My Valentine - Paul McCartney
1985- Paul McCartney
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End - Paul McCartney with Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl

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 Paul and band play at MusiCares Gala

A packed house of 2500 guests to honor Paul McCartney 

Paul accepts the MusiCares "Person of the Year" award from Neil Portnow, 

President of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

 "It's great for me to be here,"Paul told the crowd. "“For me obviously, it’s fantastic to hear all these fantastic artists singing my songs and making them sound so beautiful... putting nuances on the songs I didn't know were there."

Coldplay tweeted before the Gala:

And it looks like they chose "We Can Work it Out"!

Coldplay - " We Can Work it Out"

Cirque after performing selection from Love

Everyone on their feet for Sir Paul!
From the Salt Lake Tribune- read entire blog HERE
"But the best part of the whole night was the two-hour concert that concluded all of the festivities. After a five-minute sliver of "Love" from Cirque du Soleil, Paul and his band opened with "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Junior's Farm," and then he left the stage, replaced by the Foo Fighters, who performed an aggressive version of "Jet." Next, it was Alicia Keys on piano for a simple "Blackbird," followed by Alison Krauss. Then it was Tony Bennett on "Here, There and Everywhere," followed by Duane Eddy on "And I Love Her."
Norah Jones followed with "Oh Darling!" an then Katy Perry performed "Hey Jude" after an opening snippet of "Live and Let Die." Neil Young and Crazy Horse continued the show with a raucous "I Saw Her Standing There," and then Sergio Mendes delivered "Fool on the Hill." Coldplay next played "We Can Work It Out" as if it were an out-take from Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" album. James Taylor and Diana Krall then teamed up for "Yesterday" and "For No One."
Paul then returned to the stage, and with Krall still on the piano (she and her band are the backing band on his new album) and Joe Walsh on the guitar, dedicated "My Valentine" to his bride, and then performed a jazzy take on "Kisses on the Bottom."
He then jumped onto the piano for a Wings song, and then closed the night with the undeniable highlight: an amended version of side two of "Abbey Road," his song suite that ended with the classic and famous line, "In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." He was joined on the final guitar jam by Walsh and Dave Grohl, and it ended a show that you wish everyone could have seen. I hope somebody recorded it and sells it one day."

Paul and Nancy on the Red Carpet

Paul with Katy Perry - she performed an acoustic version of Hey Jude for Paul

Paul and Yoko make nice at the MusiCares Gala- Olivia Harrison was also there.

                Click here for Event Details for the MusiCares gala honoring Paul McCartney

Paul talks about being honored at the Grammys this year.

James McCartney with Jade Nazareth arriving at the MusiCares Gala.

More photos of Paul and Nancy arriving at Gala

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