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Paul McCartney at the White House (Video)

Paul McCartney was at the White House yesterday -- at least on television. McCartney actually made his appearance on Pennsylvania Avenue back in early June to receive the Gershwin Prize for popular song. But the event was finally broadcast on television last night by PBS.

For those unable to attend the event back in June, PBS has released a number of videos including:

Jack White's performance of "Mother Nature's Son"

Watch the full episode. See more In Performance at The White House.

Washington native Dave Grohl playing "Band on the Run"

Watch the full episode. See more In Performance at The White House.


An interview with McCartney:

Watch the full episode. See more In Performance at The White House.

By Justin Bank  |  July 29, 2010; 9:08 AM ET
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The reason the Yamaha label was covered early on is that Lang Lang is a Steinway artist and probably can't be seen performing on a Yamaha for contractual reasons. What a great concert and Bravo to that trumpet player from the Marine Band!

Posted by: ryanm131 | July 30, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Hi -- I work at PBS, and wanted to let you all know that the entire broadcast (not just clips) is available online at PBS.org at http://video.pbs.org/video/1554730433/

Posted by: kdando | July 30, 2010 7:10 AM | Report abuse

...That clip at the very end...showing McCartney at an earlier time (maybe in his 50s?)and signing "Yesterday." Does anyone know the where & when of it?


Actually it was just....the night before.


We said our goodbyes, ah, the night before.
Love was in your eyes, ah, the night before.

Posted by: apollo_c_vermouth | July 30, 2010 3:37 AM | Report abuse

That clip at the very end...showing McCartney at an earlier time (maybe in his 50s?)and signing "Yesterday." Does anyone know the where & when of it?

Posted by: garvin222 | July 29, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps there is a simple answer but I am curious as to why the piano on stage had the maker's logo covered early on (during Herbie Hancock) but was revealved to be a Yamaha piano once Sir Paul took stage. Unless it was a demand of Sir Paul's, why not a Steinway or Baldwin piano?

Posted by: nobodysfool1 | July 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

A very entertaining performance by all, especially by Dave Grohl. Calling both McCartney and Obama his hero's, he and the house band jammed out one outstanding rendition of "Band on the Run" - a must see!

Posted by: sjparadiso | July 29, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

So glad to see Paul get his due! LOVED his music forever. Have you heard his new Aid Still Required record with Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor...

Posted by: wecantalk | July 29, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

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