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Jun 2, 2010 8:06 PM by David Ortiviz, News First 5

McCartney's long, winding road goes to White House

Paul McCartney's long and winding road has led to the White House, where an all-star lineup was assembled to honor the former Beatle's contributions to pop music.

If the first British invasion ended with the White House in flames, this one had its occupants on the edges of their seats as McCartney kicked things off with a rocking rendition of "Got To Get You Into My Life."

The setting for the McCartney tribute was the ornate East Room. The event's executive producer, Cappy McGarr, said it was probably "the smallest venue that Sir Paul has played since the Cavern" in his days in Liverpool, England.

The 67-year-old McCartney was at the White House to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library of Congress.

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