Broadcast of Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr 2009 Reunion for David Lynch Benefit Concert on Air on April 29
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:08:17
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It's not every day that former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite on an American stage! So when it does happen, like it did for the first time in 17 years during a historic April 2009 Radio City Music Hall benefit concert, the powers-that-be film it and air it later.
If you missed it, you can pretend you were there, as it will be broadcast in New York on THIRTEEN (WNET) on Sunday, April 29, at 10:30 PM (check local listings for broadcast dates and times in your area.)
The Beatle reunion highlights the 90-minute "Change Begins Within" concert to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, a charity set up in 2005 by the iconic filmmaker David Lynch to fund Transcendental Meditation programs for at-risk youth, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and women who suffer from domestic abuse and violence.
McCartney performs a set of Beatles, Wings and solo classics; Starr sings his own set of Beatle and solo hits. McCartney and Starr join together on stage for "With A Little Help from My Friends," Paul’s rarely performed "Cosmically Conscious," and Beatle fan favorite "I Saw Her Standing There."
Also appearing on the broadcast are comedian Jerry Seinfeld as well as musicians Sheryl Crow ("My Sweet Lord"), Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper ("Under Pressure"), Moby and Betty LaVette ("Natural Blues"), Paul Horn, newly-elected Rock-and-Roll-Hall of Famer Donovan and Jim James ("Hurdy Gurdy Man.")
The concert was co-produced by Hoosick Falls Productions and David Lynch Foundation Television with executive producers George Verschoor, David Lynch, and Bob Roth.
The David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for more than 200,000 students and veterans to learn to meditate. Transcendental Meditation is a simple, easily learned technique, practiced for 15 to 20 minutes twice daily, sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. According to research funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, the technique reduces stress and stress-related disorders, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, and substance abuse.
Will you tune in?