The first performances for “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” have been announced. Scheduled to perform are four-time GRAMMY winner Annie Lennox and GRAMMY winner Dave Stewart reuniting as Eurythmics for one night only; 14-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys with nine-time GRAMMY winner John Legend; three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5; and seven-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer with four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
The show will tape on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, the day after the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT — exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event.
“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” — presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS — will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time GRAMMY-winning group the Beatles and commemorate the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Featuring today’s top artists covering songs performed by the Fab Four on 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.
Tickets to the taping — which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall — are on sale now and available at www.axs.com or AXS charge-by-phone lines at 1.877.234.8425.
“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer, Rac Clark is co-executive producer, Gregg Gelfand is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.