Category Archives: The Beatles 2000s

U2 overshadows Mariah Carey at Grammys 10 years ago this hour (Feb 8 2006)


Video: 'Popular 48th Annual Grammy Awards & Grammy Awards videos' (111 videos)

(Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 8:00-11:30 p.m. EST) — The veteran Irish rock band U2 captured the limelight tonight at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, winning five awards for their album How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, including album of the year, and overshadowing the comeback story of the evening, Mariah Carey, and the producer-turned-rapper Kanye West.

Sly and the Family Stone also reunited for a performance. Stone had not performed live in 19 years.

Live 8 concerts held to draw attention to poverty in Africa 10 years ago today (July 2 2005)


Video: 'Live 8 (2005) Full Concert (4-DVDs) Disk 1'

(Saturday, July 2, 2005)Live 8 took place today in ten different cities worldwide to draw attention to poverty in Africa.

Among the highlights: U2 and Paul McCartney opened the London concert, playing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and the reunion of Pink Floyd in London.

Paul McCartney performs at Super Bowl halftime show 10 years ago this hour (Feb 6 2005)


Video: 'Paul McCartney "Drive My Car/Get Back/Live And Let Die/Hey Jude" Live-2005'

(Sunday, February 6, 2005, at about 8:10 p.m. EST) — Paul McCartney performed at the Super Bowl halftime show tonight in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the first act to play that gig following Janet Jackson exposing her breast at the previous year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

The New England Patriots won their third NFL championship in four years, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 24-21.

McCartney launches ’04 Summer Tour in Spain 10 years ago this hour (May 25 2004)


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(Tuesday, May 25, 2004, 10:37 p.m. CEST) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney began a European concert tour tonight at the Estadio El Molinon in Gijón, Spain. The tour would continue through June 26, 2004. Continue reading McCartney launches ’04 Summer Tour in Spain 10 years ago this hour (May 25 2004)

‘Concert for George’ film premieres in Burbank 10 years ago tonight (2003)


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(Wednesday, September 24, 2003)Concert for George, a documentary film about the Concert for George, a tribute concert for George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 29, 2002, the first anniversary of Harrison’s death, premiered tonight at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.

Directed by David Leland, the film featured performances by various rock stars and musicians including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band performs in New York 10 years ago tonight (2003)


Video: 'Ringo Starr - Live in Albuquerque - 8/25/2003' (26 videos)

(Monday, August 25, 2003) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band (Colin Hay, Paul Carrack, John Waite, Sheila E. and Mark Rivera) performed tonight at Sandia Casino in Albequerque, New Mexico, on the 23rd night and 21st stop of his 30-city tour of the Eighth All-Starr Band.