Surviving BEATLES McCartney, Starr to Reunite on CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN?
Showbiz411 reports exclusively that the staff of David Letterman's 'Late Show' along with the CBS network are hoping to put together a historic reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr during the first week of February.
Letterman's late night talk show is broadcast from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater, the same venue where the Beatles made their American debut on February 9, 1964. The plan is that Letterman's show will feature the entire week of February 3rd to the 7th a Beatles spectacular. McCartney and Starr are expected to perform on at least one night, most likely Friday, February 7th, the same day the group arrived in 1964.
It was recently announced that to commemorate the 50th 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. 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 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, and will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event, Sunday, Feb. 9 (8:00-10:00 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.