Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform Together on The Beatles Tribute

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform Together

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform onstage at "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The two surviving Beatles will take the stage to perform together on The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute set to air on February 9, 2014 at 8pm PT/ET on CBS. The special salute to the iconic band is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The two-and-a-half hour The Beatles special marks 50 years to the day, date and time of the group’s groundbreaking performance.
 
In addition to McCartney and Starr, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute will feature appearances by The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges,
Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Eric Idle, Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys & John Legend, Anna Kendrick, David Letterman, LL COOL J, Jeff Lynne, Maroon 5, John Mayer & Keith Urban, Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sean Penn, Ed Sheeran, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, and Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.
 
Included in the salute will be interview clips and fan recollections.
 
The Details on The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute:

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute will commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most historic moments in music and television. Featuring today’s top artists covering songs performed by the Fab Four that momentous evening in 1964 and other Beatles classics through the years, the show also will include footage from that landmark Sunday night, as well as other archival material. In addition, various presenters will help highlight and contextualize the musical, cultural and historical impact of the group and this legendary performance.
 
The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show is one of the most watched television events ever — with 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs during the variety hour. It is considered by many historians and critics as one of the most important moments in music and television.

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute Performances

Maroon 5 – “All My Loving” and “Ticket To Ride”
 
John Mayer & Keith Urban – “Don’t Let Me Down”
 
Ed Sheeran – “In My Life”
 
Imagine Dragons – “Revolution”
 
Stevie Wonder – “We Can Work It Out”
 
Alicia Keys & John Legend – “Let It Be”
 
Katy Perry – “Yesterday”
 
Eurythmics – “The Fool On The Hill”
 
Dave Grohl & Jeff Lynne – “Hey Bulldog”
 
Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams
w/The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil – “Here Comes The Sun”
 
Jeff Lynne & Joe Walsh – “Something”
 
Gary Clark Jr., Dave Grohl & Joe Walsh – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
 
Ringo Starr – “Matchbox,” “Boys,” “Yellow Submarine”
 
Paul McCartney – “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Get Back,” “Birthday”
 
All-Star Finale – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Hey Jude”
 
Source: The Recording Academy
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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