Paul McCartney honoured by President Obama at the White House

He serenades the First Lady during tribute gig

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Paul McCartney serenaded Michelle and Barack Obama in the White House in Washington, DC yesterday (June 2), as he accepted the third Gershwin Prize For Popular Song award.

Playing a gig in the home of the US President, McCartney serenaded the first lady by playing The Beatles‘ song ‘Michelle’ and directing the lyrics at her, reports The Guardian.

Barack Obama praised the singer and bassist for helping “to lay the soundtrack for an entire generation”, while McCartney added: “I don’t think there could be anything more special than to play here.”

Other acts who paid tribute to him at the show included Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Dave Grohl, The Jonas Brothers and Faith Hill.

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