The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to reunite on 'The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles'by jmaloni
Alicia Keys and John Legend together in a special performance
John Mayer and Keith Urban to perform together, and Maroon 5 set to perform at historic event
The first performances for "The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" were announced today, including four-time Grammy Award winner Annie Lennox and Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart, who will reunite as the Eurythmics for one night only; 14-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys and nine-time Grammy winner John Legend together in a special performance; three-time Grammy-winning group Maroon 5; and seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer teaming with four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban.
The primetime entertainment special, presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time Grammy-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The show will tape Monday, Jan. 27, 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, Feb. 9 (8 p.m.), 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 special evening 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.
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