Yoko Ono in Beatles family reunion at Grammys


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The surviving Beatles on Sunday reunited in spirit with their late bandmates at the Grammys as Yoko Ono danced to the jamming of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

The two living members of the Fab Four were in attendance to receive an award for lifetime achievement for the Liverpool band, widely considered among the most influential acts in music history.

As Starr took the stage to join McCartney on his song Queenie Eye, Ono - widow of the late John Lennon - swayed back and forth in the crowd in her trademark dark shades and black hat.

Their son Sean Lennon, who bears a striking resemblance to his slain father with his glasses and unkempt hair, danced respectfully next to his mother.

Olivia Harrison, the widow of fellow late Beatle George Harrison, and the wives of McCartney and Starr were also in attendance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Starr, sporting a red-and-black polka dot shirt, also separately performed the song Photograph.

Ono and Harrison later took the stage to present the Grammy for album of the year, which went to French electro duo Daft Punk for Random Access Memories.

Joining in presenting the award, singer Alicia Keys noted that past Grammys for best album went in 1973 to George Harrison's The Concert for Bangladesh, which raised funds for the war-torn new country, and to John Lennon and Yoko Ono for Double Fantasy, released just before Lennon's murder in 1980.

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