The first performances for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To the Beatles have been announced, including four-time Grammy Award winner Annie Lennox and Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart, who will reunite as the Eurythmics for one night only.
Also announced: 14-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys and nine-time Gramy Award winner John Legend who will perform together in a special performance, three-time Grammy Award-winning group Maroon 5 and seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer with four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban.
The prime time entertainment special, presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time Grammy Award-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The show will tape on Monday, January 27, 2014, the day after The 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event, Sunday, February 9th at 8 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To the Beatles will feature today’s top artists covering the songs performed by the Fab Four on that momentous evening and Beatles’ songs through the years, as well as footage from that landmark Sunday evening and 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 on pop music and the world.
Tickets to the taping of this very special evening at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall are on sale now and available at axs.com or AXS charge-by-phone lines at 1-877-234-8425.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Accomplished Drummer & Percussionist / Owner & Founder of The Music Universe and Atolma Productions.