If you wanted to see The Beatles tribute event Monday night, we just hope you weren't sitting behind Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams. He and his massive and now-infamous hat were in attendance.
At least the star and his headwear were in good company — some of biggest names in music gathered together in Los Angeles to honor one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles. Many of them came together to perform some the band's classic hits, including "Let it Be," "Here Comes the Sun," and "Don't Let Me Down." But it was still Pharrell's hat that had tongues wagging… including the singer's own.
"This is not a country hat, this is Vivienne Westwood. It's an ode to Malcolm McLaren. It's called a buffalo hat," he explained to "The Insider" anchor Thea Andrews.
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While Pharrell's hat and red Adidas jacket ensemble for music's big night on Sunday may have been inspired by McLaren's music video, "Buffalo Gals," the producer admitted that he was less concerned with his outfit and more interested in being prepared for the evening.
"I was happy to be there and I know that that opportunity is not afforded to many, so I think I put more of my attention and purpose into what I needed to do," he continued. "I just put on my Adidas jacket and buffalo hat and got ready to go to war."
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The TV special will premiere exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of The Beatles's first appearance on American airwaves on "The Ed Sullvian Show" on Feb. 9 on CBS and includes a performance by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Check out this video to see how Braid Paisley thinks his cowboy hat compares to Pharrell's topper and tune into "The Insider" tonight for the latest in entertainment news.
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