Motown founder Berry Gordy and legendary singer/songwriter Paul McCartney launched Project: Harmony -- which celebrates Motown's lasting legacy -- at a charitable event to benefit Motown Museum at Steinway Hall in New York City on Tuesday, September 18.
The centerpiece of the event was the unveiling of a nine-foot 1877 Steinway grand piano, following its restoration. The two musical icons then played a rendition of Motown's 1959 first hit record "Money (That's What I Want)" which was written by Gordy and subsequently covered by The Beatles. McCartney also played "My Valentine," "Lady Madonna" and "Hey Jude."
Among the attendees at this celebration were producers Kevin McCollum and Doug Morris, who are bringing Gordy's life story to Broadway in the upcoming Motown the Musical. Also present were music artists Michael Bolton, Kid Rock, and Valerie Simpson.