Video Surfaces of Berry Gordy And Paul McCartney On The Motown Piano
October 2nd, 2012, 9:03 AM
A video has appeared on YouTube of last month's soiree in New York that brought Paul McCartney and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. to the same piano keyboard.
The event, at Steinway Hall, marked the completion of Steinway's restoration of Motown's 1877 piano that was funded by McCartney.
McCartney joined Gordy at the keys for a performance of “Money (That’s What I Want),” followed by McCartney’s renditions of “My Valentine,” “Lady Madonna” and “Hey Jude.”
The video showed remarkable chemistry between Gordy and McCartney, two of the 20th Century's greatest music legends. Gordy is 82; McCartney is 70.
"It's amazing how you stole my chords and made them better," Gordy, smiling, tells McCartney.
"True," McCartney repsonds. "I've been stealing your chords for years."
About 100 people, many paying $10,000 for admission, attended the event.
Proceeds will go to the Motown Museum on West Grand Boulevard, a nonprofit institution that leans heavily on such contributions for its annual budget. Tuesday’s total tally has not yet been disclosed.