The Stones teamed up from four different locations for a stripped-down rendition of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” while McCartney and John offered solo takes on “Lady Madonna” and “I’m Still Standing,” respectively.
You can see all three performances below.
“I’m very honored to be part of this program tonight, which celebrates the true heroes, our health care workers all around the world,” McCartney said before his performance. “As this COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, we have to all come together to fight it on a global scale. Let’s tell our leaders that we need them to strengthen the health care systems all around the world, so that a crisis like this never happens again. My mother Mary was a nurse and a midwife just after and during the second world war, so I have a lot of time for the doctors, the nurses and all the medical staff that keep us healthy. We love you, thank you.”
“This is for everybody out there, who’s been working on the frontline, 24/7. Thank you for all your expertise, your love, your care, your humanity. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” added John.
The eight-hour One World: Together at Home event was shown throughout the world today on numerous social media and streaming platforms, with the last two hours broadcast on U.S. network. The event was a benefit for Global Citizen’s efforts to support frontline healthcare workers and the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic. You can see details at Global Citizen’s website.