CBS and Grammys Planning Beatles 50th Anniversary Salute


With the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut performance on the Ed Sullivan Show well on its way, CBS and the Grammys have prepared a tribute to remember a moment that changed Rock and Roll and popular culture forever.

The Examiner reports that a two-hour special called “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles,” will be taped on January 27 of next year, and feature contemporary artists performing the Fab Four’s set list from their Ed Sullivan appearance.

The special will air on February 9, 2014 at 8pm EST, marking 50 years to the day that 74 million people tuned in to watch the Beatles perform “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

Artists and presenters participating in the event are to-be-announced, but it has been revealed that the show will feature footage from the band’s original Ed Sullivan performance, as well as various other highlights from throughout their iconic run as a band.

Tickets for the event will be open to the general public.

For more info on “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles,” head to Examiner.com. For updates on the Beatles, including info on their latest compilation album, Live at the BBC Volume 2, check out the band’s official website.