VIDEO: First Look - Adam Levine & More Salute the Beatles on CBS's NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA
To commemorate the 50 th anniversary of one of the most historic moments in music and television, The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will present THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES.
Below, get a first look at performances by Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine and The Eurythmics.
The Primetime entertainment special will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning group and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
The two-hour show will tape on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, the day after the 56 th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event, Sunday, Feb. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) 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 along with other 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.
The Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" is one of the most-watched television events ever, with 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs during the variety hour. It is considered by many historians and critics to be one of the most important moments in music and television.