On Monday it was announced that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics will be reunited on Jan. 27 when they perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles”. The event, which will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will come a day after the Grammy Awards.
“When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an … understanding of what they meant,” said the show’s producer Ken Ehrlich in an interview.
Eurhythmics is a hugely successful pop/rock band that has sold millions of albums worldwide. One of the top hits of the group was “Sweet Dreams,” which was released in 1981. Ehrlich said that the two performers were thrilled to perform at the occasion. However, Ehrlich wouldn’t say which of the Beatles tunes the two musicians would perform. However, it’s already known that John Legend and Alicia Keys will perform “Let it Be” together while Keith Urban and John Mayer will pair up to perform “Don’t Let Me Down”
The taped event will air February 9th on CBS, 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. The Beatles’ appearance on the show marked a major moment in Western pop culture.
Ehrlich did not confirm whether Beatles surviving members Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr will be at the event but said more performers will be announced later.
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