BEATLES SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and Ringo Starr made TV history in America on Tuesday night (27Jun07) when they teamed up with George Harrison and John Lennon's widows for a one-of-a-kind primetime interview.
The quartet took part in the interview after paying tribute to Harrison and Lennon at a plaque-unveiling ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the Fab Four-inspired L.O.V.E musical spectacular in Las Vegas.
The widows, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, kicked off the historic TV chat with CNN host Larry King and talked about the Beatles "extended family" and the magic of the L.O.V.E. show.
King took his talk show to Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel, where the Beatles musical has been playing to packed houses, for the special interview.
MCCartney and Starr, wearing matching black suits, later joined the L.O.V.E. interview.
MCCartney told King he was impressed with the Cirque du Soleil show the first time he saw it, adding, "It's really beautiful, it's a great show."
But he admitted he wasn't sold on the idea of a circus troupe reimagining the Beatles' hits at first.
He explained, "The thing was, `OK, the two things sound good together, but what are we gonna do...? I kept saying, `It's like we're gonna be in a film with (Steven) Spielberg... That's great, but what's the script?'"
The two Beatles laughed and joked about their history together and the magical moments they shared.
At one point MCCartney held Starr's hand to show King what happened the last time he sat with late bandmate Harrison, who lost his cancer battle in 2001.
The Yesterday singer recalled, "I got to see him a short time before he died... We sat, stroking hands, like this, and this was a guy I'd known since he was a little kid and you don't stroke hands with guys like that. It was just beautiful."
After the interview, the quartet joined King for a first anniversary performance of the L.O.V.E. show.
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