Beach Boy, Beatle to duet for charity

Two of rock music’s greatest living songwriters — former Beatle Paul McCartney and Beach Boy Brian Wilson — will sing two of their best-known hits together at a rare benefit performance today, organizers said.

They plan to duet on “God Only Knows” from the Beach Boys’ seminal 1966 album “Pet Sounds” and on the title song from the Beatles’ 1970 “Let It Be” collection at a fund-raiser for the anti-landmines charity supported by McCartney and his wife, Heather.

The duets promise to be the highlight of a show that will include separate sets from Wilson and McCartney. Their respective work more than 35 years ago on “Pet Sounds” and the Beatles’ landmark “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” revolutionized rock music.

The charity event, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, comes as McCartney and his band prepare for the next leg of their U.S. tour, which opens in Milwaukee on Saturday.

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