Michelle My Belle: Paul McCartney Rocks The White House

Views

June 2, 2010: President Obama presents Sir Paul McCartney with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the White House East Room.

Upon accepting his award, the former Beatle quipped: “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is.”

Newscom/Sipa

McCartney serenades First Lady Michelle Obama with “Michelle.”

Newscom/DPA

The President and First Lady watch the performance in the audience.

Newscom/Sipa

McCartney also said that he chose “Michelle” because he wanted to be the first person ever “punched” by a president.

Christina Bellantoni/TPM

In his remarks, Obama called McCartney “legendary” and “the most successful songwriter in history.”

Newscom/Sipa

Newscom/Sipa

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld also attended the event. Full coverage of the event is here.

Newscom/MTF

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK