A collection of memorable moments from the 2017 Grammys ceremony that were captured on film and broadcast live.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, here are our favorite moments.
The Red Carpet: In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, Paul McCartney’s family members were given the option of attending the awards ceremony as a family, which McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Yoko Ono did.
As they arrived for the show, McCartney gave them the thumbs up.
“They were all in a frenzy,” McCartney told the BBC.
“I was like, ‘They are going to be all right, they’re going to all be fine.’
They were all just like, you know, it’s just an honour to have them all there, and I was so proud of them.
They’re the best band I ever had the privilege to be a part of, so it’s a great moment in history.”2.
The Best of Both Worlds: As the Grammys began, the Red Carps were joined by the Beatles’ longtime producer John Lennon.
In a photo posted on Instagram, Lennon wrote, “Best of both worlds: the greatest of both!”3.
The Rolling Stones and The Beatles: In celebration of the event’s 50th birthday, Rolling Stones bassist and frontman Billy Gibbons posted a photo of himself and the band’s guitarist Keith Richards sitting on the stage with their respective arms around each other and looking out the window.4.
The Great Train Robbery: In a moment that’s become synonymous with the Grammy Awards, Rolling Stone bassist Mick Jagger stood on the front of the stage alongside John Lennon’s son, George.
He was accompanied by Beatles guitarist George Martin and his bandmates Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringos Starr, George Martin, Yoko and Yannis Philippou.5.
The New Musical: During the show’s opening ceremony, a video of the band performing their hit “Strawberry Fields Forever” went viral.
As the video played, the camera pans over a young girl sitting next to Lennon, who is standing behind him.
As he walks away, the girl’s face fills the camera’s view, as if she is staring right into Lennon’s eyes.
The video went viral, with over 1.7 million views in its first 24 hours.6.
The World’s Largest Collection of Grammys Awards: A video of an actor playing himself in the movie The Great Gatsby went viral during the ceremony.
As it’s played, he holds up a photograph of himself, with the caption, “I’m the world’s biggest collection of Grammy Award nominations.”7.
A Little Less Is More: As McCartney and the rest of the Beatles arrived for their first performance of the night, they were surrounded by fans and family members.
The band members sat down to a song and were joined onstage by longtime producer Paul McCartney and his wife, Cynthia, who appeared to be in a great mood.
In the background, the band members were shown smiling as they were given a standing ovation.8.
The Last Temptation of Christ: In their acceptance speech, Paul and John said that “the most difficult thing about losing a loved one is the grief that comes with it.”
After thanking them for the many years of love they have shared together, the pair told the crowd, “Love is not the enemy.
Love is a gift.”9.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The band was inducted into the Rock and Rapper’s Hall of fame on April 4, 2018.
The Grammys are traditionally held on the night of the Super Bowl and a host of celebrities have appeared at the event, including Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus.10.
The Next Big Thing: As John Lennon performed the song “Love Me Like You Do,” a video was posted to Instagram by a fan.
In it, Lennon was shown singing “You’re the one I love,” and a fan who identified herself as Kelly tweeted out, “If you think you’re the coolest person in the world, you’re not.”
“She said, ‘I love you so much,'” Lennon recalled in a Rolling Stone interview in January 2018.
“And then the video started playing.
It was beautiful.
And I was like ‘Oh my God, that is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.
That is a moment.
That was really amazing.'”11.
The Most Beautiful Man in the World: During a performance at the Grammy Awards, the Beatles were joined in the audience by former President Barack Obama and actress Emma Stone.
During the song, which was recorded by Stone, the crowd chanted, “You have got to be kidding me!” and then, “President Obama!”
Stone responded, “No, I’m just saying that it’s amazing.”12.
The Beatles and The Rolling Stone: After the ceremony concluded