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Come Together! Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr enjoy a mini Beatles reunion at dinner
07:50 GMT, 18 April 2013
08:32 GMT, 18 April 2013
They're the last two remaining members of the world's most famous band.
And Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr enjoyed something of a Beatles reunion on Wednesday night as they headed out for dinner together at Cecconi's in Los Angeles.
The pair were joined by friends, as well as their respective wives Nancy Shevell and Barbara Bach, for the meal at the celebrity favourite haunt.
Come Together! Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr met up for dinner on Wednesday night at Cecconi's in Los Angeles
Date night: Paul's wife Nancy Shevell can be seen in the background as the Ringo stands behind his former bandmate
Ringo and Paul, 70, have had a love-hate relationship since their Beatles days, with their last performance together coming in 2009.
In an interview back in 2011, Ringo said of his relationship with Paul: 'We are as close as we want to be.
'We’re the only two remaining Beatles, although he likes
to think he’s the only one.'
But despite the fact that their
friendship appears to be more love than hate at the moment, it looks
unlikely that the pair will enjoy a musical reunion any time soon, as
both Paul and Ringo currently have separate commitments.
As they were: The Beatles (clockwise from top left) Paul, Ringo, John Lennon, and George Harrison back in the day
Paul is gearing up for his Out There tour, which kicks off in Brazil on May 4th and will see the musician perform in countries including Poland, Italy and Austria as well as various venues in America before the tour draws to a close in Seattle on July 19th.
And Ringo will be touring South America with his All-Starr band later this year.
The 72-year-old musician confirmed
the news in a post on his Twitter page last week, writing: 'Great news
Ringo and the Allstarrs Coming back To south America Great news See you
Meanwhile, Paul's dinner with his former bandmate came as the singer recorded a voice message as part of Tony Bennett's campaign against gun violence.
Enjoying an evening out: Ringo was accompanied by his ex Bond girl wife Barbara Bach for the meal
Calling it a night: Both Ringo and Paul appeared to be in good spirits as they headed home from the night out
Paul's message was part of a text-to-call operation for Bennett's Voices Against Violence campaign – encouraging Americans to send a text, which led to the singer's message and connected the caller to his or her local Senate office after providing a zip code.
But the Senate rejected a bipartisan attempt to ban assault weapons on Wednesday – following December's slayings of 20 children and six aides at an elementary in Newtown, Conn.
The 54-46 vote fell along party lines, with most Democrats supporting the legislation and most Republicans rejecting it.
Bennett, 86, tweeted after the failed vote: 'We will not stop until our voices are heard.'
Other celebrities who supported Bennett's campaign included Alec Baldwin, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban and Juanes.