ENCORE BROADCAST OF
"THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT
THAT CHANGED AMERICA –
A GRAMMY® SALUTE" TO AIR FEB. 12 ON CBS
Entertainment Special, Which Premiered Sunday,
Feb. 9, and Averaged 13.95 Million Viewers,
Will Air Again This Wednesday from 8:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2014) — CBS will present an encore broadcast of "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY® Salute," this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. The primetime entertainment special originally aired Sunday, Feb. 9 — exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the Beatles' groundbreaking debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" — and averaged an impressive 13.95 million viewers, peaking at nearly 14.8 million during the final half hour, on an extremely competitive night that included the Olympics, the winter premiere of "The Walking Dead," and other popular Sunday night cable series. For updates and breaking news, please visit GRAMMY.com, and The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The all-star lineup for this historic event featured performances and/or presentations by: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (solo and together), The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Dhani Harrison, Eric Idle, Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys & John Legend, Anna Kendrick, David Letterman, LL COOL J, Jeff Lynne, Maroon 5, John Mayer & Keith Urban, Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sean Penn, Ed Sheeran, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, and a one-night only reunion of Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. The house band for the event included notable musicians Kenny Aronoff (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Chris Caswell (keyboard), Peter Frampton (guitar), Rami Jaffe (organ), Steve Lukather (guitar), Greg Phillinganes (keyboard), and Don Was (bass), who also served as musical director.
The special also featured David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater; recollections from fans who were in the audience for the Beatles' first performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; and interviews with the show's art director, associate producer, and production assistant who were there the night this milestone event took place.
"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.
Following is a list of performances on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute":
Maroon 5 "All My Loving"
"Ticket To Ride"
John Mayer & Keith Urban: "Don't Let Me Down"
Ed Sheeran: "In My Life"
Imagine Dragons: "Revolution"
Stevie Wonder: "We Can Work It Out"
Alicia Keys & John Legend: "Let It Be"
Katy Perry: "Yesterday"
Eurythmics: "The Fool On The Hill"
Dave Grohl & Jeff Lynne: "Hey Bulldog"
Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams
w/The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil: "Here Comes The Sun"
Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne & Joe Walsh: "Something"
Gary Clark Jr., Dave Grohl & Joe Walsh: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Ringo Starr: "Matchbox," "Boys," "Yellow Submarine"
Paul McCartney: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Get Back," "Birthday"
All-Star Finale: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Hey Jude."
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