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Dave Grohl Covers the Beatles for Oscars’ In Memoriam Montage

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Musician Dave Grohl (R) and Jordyn Blum attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Following sets from Best Original Song nominees the Weeknd and Sam Smith, Dave Grohl made a special appearance at the 2016 Academy Awards, covering the Beatles’ “Blackbird” during the show’s In Memoriam segment. Performing solo with an acoustic guitar, the Foo Fighters frontman was accompanied by the show’s symphony orchestra. David Bowie, who acted in films like Labyrinth (1986) and The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), was also thoughtfully included in the segment. Watch below.

Dave Grohl Covers the Beatles for Oscars' In Memoriam Montage