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STARS ANNOUNCED FOR CBS BEATLES TRIBUTE SPECIAL
by Stoneman,posted Jan 7 2014 2:16PM
The first performers have been announced for CBS' upcoming Beatles tribute, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles. The Eurythmics -- Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart -- will reunite for one night only, with the show also featuring appearances by Alicia Keys with John Legend, Maroon 5, and a special team-up of John Mayer and Keith Urban. Other performers are expected to be announced soon.
The Night That Changed America, celebrates the Beatles' career and the 50th anniversary of landing in America and first appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show will tape on Monday, January 27th, the day after The 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, February 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT -- exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the "Fab Four's" original Sullivan Show appearance.
The Beatles’ first Capitol album, Meet The Beatles!, was released on January 20th, 1964.
After holding down the British Number One spot chart position for five consecutive weeks in the England, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” reached the top of the U.S. singles chart on February 1st, 1964, holding the top spot position for seven consecutive weeks -- and within two months, over 3.5 million copies of Meet The Beatles! were sold in the U.S.
On January 21st, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. Number One hit, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, Capitol Records will release the 13 CD set, called, The U.S. Albums, which will span the group's American albums from 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude.
As most fans are aware of, the "Fab Four's" U.S. albums differed from the band's British releases, with the albums including different tracklistings, song mixes, album titles, and cover art.
The new box includes: Meet the Beatles! (1964); The Beatles’ Second Album (1964); A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1964); Something New (1964); The Beatles’ Story (1964); Beatles ’65 (1964); The Early Beatles (1965); Beatles VI (1965); Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1965); Rubber Soul (1965); Yesterday. . . And Today (1966); Revolver (1966) and Hey Jude (1970).
The collection and individual albums are now available for pre-order on iTunes.