Wilson - McCartney Team Up For Charity
Two of rock
music's greatest living songwriters
-- former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and Beach Boy Brian Wilson -- will
sing two of their best known hits together at a rare benefit
performance on Wednesday, organizers said.
They plan to duet on "God Only Knows" from the Beach Boys' seminal 1966
album "Pet Sounds" and on the title song from the Beatles' 1970 "Let It
Be" collection at a fund-raiser for the anti-land mines charity
supported by McCartney and his wife, Heather.
The duets promise to be the highlight of a show that will include
separate sets from Wilson and McCartney. Their respective work more
than 35 years ago on "Pet Sounds" and the Beatles' landmark "Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" revolutionized rock music.
"Brian is a phenomenal talent; his is the only music that can reduce me
to tears," McCartney said in a statement issued after the two had
rehearsed for the show on Tuesday at Sony Studios in Los Angeles.
The charity event, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, comes as
McCartney and his band prepare for the next leg of their U.S. tour,
which opens in Milwaukee on Saturday.
While organizers of Adopt A Minefield charity touted the upcoming
McCartney-Wilson matchup as the first of its kind, the two also
performed together in June as part of an all-star concert celebrating
Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee.
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