"You can't forget that he wrote those songs. That kept going through my mind: 'I'm an aspiring songwriter and sat beside the guy that wrote Yesterday. I recorded that.' Some guys are famous for some songs you don't remember, but that's not the case there. When they started Hey Jude, with this wonderful orchestra, the building came apart. Everybody in the audience was singing it. It was a chiller." Country legend Merle Haggard on sharing the stage with Sir Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month (Dec10).