Mayer, Urban to Perform; Eurythmics to Reunite on CBS's GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
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 Award winner Alicia Keys and nine-time GRAMMY Award winner John Legend together in a special performance; and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Maroon 5; and seven-time GRAMMY Award winner John Mayer with four-time GRAMMY Award 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 Award-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The show will tape on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 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 (8:00 PM, live ET/delayed 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 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.
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 Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards® - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music Makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook:www.facebook.com/thegrammys and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
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