Outstanding Paul McCartney

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 February 2008

Outstanding Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney put his divorce troubles behind him with a storming performance at the BRITs last night (20.02.08).

The Beatles legend - who is embroiled in bitter court battle with estranged wife Heather Mills - vowed to get back to doing what he does best as he picked up his Outstanding Contribution award at the prestigious London ceremony.

Accepting his award from Kylie Minogue - who he personally requested to hand him the honour - he said: "I was privileged to be in The Quarrymen, The Beatles and Wings. I do think British music is the best."

Paul closed the show in spectacular style with a medley of his hits, including 'Get Back', 'Dance Tonight' and 'Live and Let Die', which he dedicated to his late wife Linda.

As he sang the song, which was written by the couple in 1973, a video chronicling Paul's life was screened which included stills of vegetarian photographer Linda and images of his time with The Beatles.

The montage did not feature any pictures of Heather, who Paul was married to for four years.

The 65-year-old musician finished his set with Beatles classic 'Hey Jude' in tribute to his late bandmate John Lennon.

He later explained: "'Live and Let Die' is the song that reminds me of Linda. 'Hey Jude' reminds me of John."

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Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…

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