To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic television appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan’ show, artists like Sting and Lenny Kravitz are returning to the same stage—now home to the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’—to honor the Fab Four.
Ringo has re-hired the last incarnation of the band, including Gregg Rolie and Todd Rundgren.
Celebrating The Beatles on Ed Sullivan 50 Years Later, With a Little Help From Reunited Eurythmics, Perry, Grohl & Wonder
The Eurythmics also reunited; Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl were among other performers.
The show will also see a reunion of the remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Star.
Strangely, neither The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 nor the Beach Boys’ The Big Beat 1963 even had press releases to announce their existence, and aren’t even mentioned on either band’s official website or Facebook page.
33 years ago, John Lennon was shot dead outside his home in New York City.
McCartney posted an open letter to his website today (Nov. 14) assuring Putin that the 28 activists from Greenpeace that were placed in jail last month after they staged a protest at a Russian oil-drilling platform in the Arctic Ocean are neither anti-Russia nor working on behalf of the western governments.
The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles will be recorded on Jan. 27 (the day after the GRAMMYs), and will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of their Ed Sullivan appearance: Feb. 9 from 8-10 p.m. (EST/PST) on CBS.
The clip for “Queenie Eye” was filmed at Abbey Road Studios earlier this month and sees him recording the track in what he thinks is an empty studio (Studio 2). As the video progresses, hijinks ensue in the form of surprising celebrity cameos including Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Tracy Ullman, Jeremy Irons, Tom Ford, Chris Pine, Alice Eve and–much to the delight of the paparazzi–former paramours Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.
Chuck Berry turns 87 years old today!! Happy birthday Chuck!!