The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute
Friday 2nd May on ITV from 10:35pm to 12:40am
Entertainment special celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most memorable moments in music and television’s joint history – the groundbreaking first appearance by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. This musical celebration of that evening sees the two remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with a host of huge musical names including Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl, Eurythmics, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder performing Beatles classics, while various presenters and performers including Sean Penn, Johnny Depp and Eric Idle help contextualise and highlight the musical, cultural and historical impact of the group. The programme also features David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the iconic Ed Sullivan Theatre, as well as interviews with people who worked on the 1964 show and were in the audience.