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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: The Beatles

On Saturday ahead of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Ringo Starr (and Paul McCartney who was out rehearsing for the awards show) received the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of bar-none one of the most important bands of all time: The Beatles. "I'm getting the dinosaur award," Starr exclaimed to fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Kris Kristofferson. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison were also on the stage accepting the honor for their late husbands, John Lennon and George Harrison respectively.

In honor of Ringo and Paul reuniting for a rare performance together at the Grammy Awards tonight, take a look at the Fab Four throughout their career that spurred the British Invasion, Beatlemania and endless hours of incredible music:





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colby February 14 2014 at 9:38 PM

beatle music changed America . the beates are number 1

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straycat68 January 27 2014 at 1:14 PM

sunday night feb.9th 1964 the world changed.that's all that needs to be said.

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solarious January 27 2014 at 10:37 AM

Did Elvis ever write a song.......... NO!! He innovated "That's All Right Mama"............but he never wrote anything

The Beatles: well they wrote EVERYTHING

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solarious January 27 2014 at 10:34 AM

Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of bar-none one of the most important bands of all time: The Beatles.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME One of the most Important.....HOW BOUT THE ALL TIME GREATEST EVER, STAND ALONE, IMPORTANT GROUP, EVER .......McCartney writes "Yesterday" the most recorded song ever............and Harrison pens "Something" the second most recorded song in the history of music...................Juney said it best "Without the Beatles and other early great artists there would be no Grammy's. "Imagine" that."

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juney January 27 2014 at 8:35 AM

Beatles' Lifetime Achievement Award presented on Saturday ahead of the show? Total nonsense. And why? So the prime time show Sunday could feature the likes of Daft Punk, Kendrick and Beyonce? As for their big "reunion" in prime time Sunday, I would have liked to see John's son Sean (in the audience) and George's son, Dahni, both musicians, play a couple Beatles' songs on stage with Paul and Ringo. Without the Beatles and other early great artists there would be no Grammy's. "Imagine" that.

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Vic January 27 2014 at 9:48 AM

I agree. The Beatles made the way for all of the British Invasion bands. I would have loved to see Julian Lennon also. He just turned 50, hard to believe. Heaven forbid they would take time out for the crap that is out there today, or should I say most of the crap.

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midnightstalker2000 January 27 2014 at 8:34 AM

With John and George gone, I always wondered with these Beatles tribute band if the guys who took the part of John and George's place if they would get together with Paul and Ringo and do some of The Beatles songs, makes you wonder what it would sound like.

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apuzzilla January 27 2014 at 5:40 AM

The tribute to the Beatles at the Grammy's should have gone like this: Anyone else but Julia Roberts making the tribute, maybe George Martin, or his son or even Simon Cowell, or anyone else who is knowledgeable and is directly associated with the music industry. Separate Grammy's should have then been given to Paul, Ringo, Yoko, and George Harrison's widow on stage followed by Ringo and Paul singing Starr's Photo Album song which was a pictorial tribute to the Beatles and the "four lads." Finally, the announcement that CBS would present a tribute on February 9th to the Beatles, 50 years to the day of their Ed Sullivan debut and the beginning of "Beatlemania" in the US. We didn't need to hear Paul and Ringo debuting a new song by Paul., especially a "non-Beatles era" song.

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stevekolios January 27 2014 at 4:31 AM

THE BEATLES... Even now, being 50 years old----> I still know the lyrics and can sing along to most Beatles hits as well as their individual solo artist songs too. The biggest difference today vs. "yesterday" is that well, when I'm cranking out The Beatles tunes today (hats off to Ringo)... "No, No, No, No, I just don't smoke it no more, etc..." says it best. Note: The music and the lyrics will stand the test of time!" THE BEATLES... ARE CLASSICAL!!! -Steve Kolios AKA djStevieCole AKA djSLiK (coda)

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Ed Lee January 27 2014 at 12:52 AM

My 6th grade teacher in 1964 said, the BEATLES are just a fad....you won't hear about them after 6 months !!!
I never learned much from that teacher after that !!
Imagine that !!!

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sunmayden518 January 27 2014 at 12:50 AM

wonderful

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