By Tim Saunders on
The pair came together on stage to perform With A Little Help From My Friends, playing together for the first time since George Harrison's tribute show in 2002. They played three songs together in total on Saturday, Including I Saw Her Standing There.
“At this point we would like to introduce somebody to you who you know, you’ve heard his name,” Sir Paul said as he introduced his former bandmate. “He’s going to come out here and play you a little song this joyful night. Ladies and gentlemen: Billy Shears!!”
Proceeds from the show – which also featured Sheryl Crow, Moby, Donovan, Ben Harper and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder – went to the David Lynch Foundation, set up by filmmaker David Lynch to provide funds for in-school “Quiet Time” programs utilizing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique. In the past year, the Foundation has provided millions of dollars for thousands of students, teachers, and parents to learn to meditate. The Foundation also provides funds for independent research institutions to assess the effects of the program on creativity, intelligence, brain functioning, academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The filmmaker attributes much of his creativity to the practice.
“It gives me great pleasure to be part of this evening,” said Starr. “I feel the aims of this charity are wonderful.”
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