Grammys to Commemorate The Beatles' U.S. TV Debut With 2-Hour Special on CBS


Grammys to Commemorate The Beatles' U.S. TV Debut With 2-Hour Special on CBS


'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles' will air on February 9, exactly 50 years after the band appeared and performed on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.

Grammys will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first TV performance with a two-hour special. To air on February 9 at 8 P.M. ET on CBS, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles" will commemorate the time the legendary British band appeared and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

Exactly 50 years before, at the same time and same station when the special will air, the Fab Four played five songs, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You", on the variety show. It was watched by 73 million viewers, more than one third of the nation's population. According to Nielsen, it was the largest audience that had ever been recorded for an American television program.

"The Beatles are one of music's most iconic groups, who won their first two Grammys, including one for best new artist, in 1964, the same year they took America by storm," Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy, says in a statement. "It's only fitting that we recognize this milestone moment in music history and pay tribute to this larger-than-life group and their enduring music and legacy."

Presented by the Recording Academy AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, the program will be filmed on January 27, the day after the annual Grammy Awards ceremony. It will feature "today's top artists" performing the songs the group played on the "Ed Sullivan" broadcast and the band's other classics.

Presenters, who will be announced later, will provide commentary and context about the group's impact at the time. The show will also include clips and footage from the "Ed Sullivan" show.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel Go to Couples Therapy Again. Does It Work This Time?
  2. 'The Walking Dead' Was Supposed to End in Alexandria, but It Has Changed
  3. Rihanna Warns Fans Not to Play Pokemon Go at Her Concert as Beyonce and Adele Face Same Issue
  4. Iggy Azalea Sparks Butt Implant Rumors With Instagram Photo. What Expert Says?
  5. 'Sesame Street' Fires Three Longtime Cast Members
  6. Karl Urban Debuts His 'Thor: Ragnarok' Look. See His Newly Shaved Head
  7. Meet the Ravagers From 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
  8. Disney Plans 'Han Solo' Trilogy With Alden Ehrenreich
  9. Jeremy Renner's Ex Claims He Refuses to Pay Child Support
  10. Secretly Married? See Miley Cyrus' New Band on Her Ring Finger

CELEBS PHOTO