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Wednesday 3 September 2014

A Starr is born again at the Grammys

Published 28/01/2014 | 02:30

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Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr perform on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards
Pharrell Williams accepts the award for record of the year for Daft Punk for "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  (GRAMMYS-SHOW)
Pharrell Williams accepts the award for record of the year for Daft Punk for "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26:  Singer Lorde, winner of the Song of the Year Award for "Royals", and the Best Pop Solo Performance Award for "Royals", poses in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Singer Lorde, winner of the Song of the Year Award and the Best Pop Solo Performance Award for "Royals"

It was another bizarre night at the Grammys, from Taylor Swift head-banging at the piano, to a mass wedding officiated by Queen Latifah, and, as ever, a lot of Beyonce's derriere.

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Beyonce and husband Jay Z opened the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with a raunchy performance of the singer's new song 'Drunk in Love'.

In another unusual but less smouldering Grammys performance, 33 couples, some of whom were same-sex partners, got hitched to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' in a ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah.

Dressed in a white suit and cowboy hat, Madonna joined the rap duo and Latifah on stage for the performance of the song, which addresses gay and lesbian rights.

Meanwhile, Swift got the Twittersphere talking after head-banging at the piano during her performance of slushy love ballad 'All Too Well'.

The country pop singer was also caught on camera looking gobsmacked after thinking she was going to win for album of the year, which went instead to Daft Punk for 'Random Access Memories'. Swift went home empty-handed last night, with Daft Punk, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams winning big instead.

Beatles superstars Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed McCartney's song 'Queenie Eye' to a rapturous crowd, including Yoko Ono at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Daft Punk were the big prize-winners, taking home album of the year for 'Random Access Memories' and their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, 'Get Lucky', scored the gongs for record of the year and best pop duo/group performance.

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