Retro Beatles marquee revealed at Ed Sullivan Theater

CBS unveils the marquee in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary on The Ed Sullivan Show

On Thursday, CBS unveiled a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the The Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago.

This retro look, which will feature the exact wording that was posted for The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, will cover the current Late Show with David Letterman marquee through the weekend in conjunction with CBS’s upcoming Beatles tribute, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A Grammy Salute.

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A Grammy Salute celebrates the remarkable legacy of the seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event, Sunday, February 9th from 8-10:30 pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

The special will feature musical performances by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in addition to today’s top artists including The Eurthymics, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Brad Paisley, Gary Clark, Jr., Maroon 5, John Mayer, Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran, covering the songs performed by the Fab Four on that momentous evening and Beatles’ songs through the years. The special also features a new interview with McCartney and Starr conducted by David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater, as well as vintage footage from that landmark Sunday evening and other archival material.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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