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Beatle news briefs: Eurythmics reunite for Beatles tribute; father-and-son book

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Former Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will reunite and perform together again for the Grammy Awards' upcoming tribute to the Beatles, the Recording Academy announced Jan. 6.

Also performing together at "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles" are Alicia Keys and John Legend, and John Mayer and Keith Urban. Maroon 5 will also perform.

The show, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center Jan. 27, the day after the Grammy Awards. It will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network on Feb. 9, 2014 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT, exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event.

Tickets to the taping of the show are on sale now and available at www.axs.com or AXS charge-by-phone lines at 1.877.234.8425.

Beatles for a cause: A book project on Indiegogo.com, “The New Norm: Broken Wings, Broken Assumptions, Breaking Through,” is the story of a Beatles fan with a resemblance to Paul McCartney now suffering from Parkinson's Disease. The book was started by Mike Oltersdorf and was finished by his son Dan when Mike's physical and cognitive symptoms progressed to a point where he was no longer able to write. The project has raised $230 USD and is hoping to raise $7,500 in 45 days. You can learn more here. (Thanks to Lizzie Bravo for the alert.)

"U.S. Albums" on iTunes: The Beatles forthcoming "U.S. Albums" set can now be pre-ordered on iTunes. Individual albums are there, too,

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