The 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark performance on The Ed Sullivan Show is drawing closer and so is the special television event that will honor that historic moment!
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles is slated to tape the day after this year’s Grammy Awards (January 27) and will air on the exact date, at the exact time that the Fab Four first played Ed Sullivan - February 9 at 8pm EST.
The evening is, of course, going to be filled with music, with some of today’s most popular artists covering the Beatles’ setlist from that now-iconic night in 1964. Among the evening’s performances will be a special, one-night-only reunion between Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, duets by Alicia Keys and John Legend, and John Mayer and Keith Urban, and an appearance by Maroon 5, according to the official press release.
The tribute will also feature special presenters, clips from the original, 50-year-old footage from the Beatles’ Ed Sullivan appearance and additional performers who will be announced in the near future.
Tickets for the event, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, are available to the public at www.axs.com.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles will be broadcast in HDTV with 5.1 surround sound on CBS.
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