Paul McCartney was named the Person of the Year on Friday by MusiCares, an organization run by the same group that oversees the Grammys, at a gala that included all-star tributes to some of his best songs. In front of a crowd of 2,800 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, McCartney sang two numbers from his recently released album, before performing a live rendition of the medley at the end of the iconic Beatles album Abbey Road. The crowd roared when he sang: “And in the end, the love you make is equal to the love you take.” Other performers included Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, and James Taylor. Neil Young brought down the house with “I Saw Her Standing There.” The dinner raised more than $6.5 million for the organization, which provides financial aid, drug treatment, and medical care to musicians.
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