The stars came out to take part in "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the group’s performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" according to CBS News on Feb. 10, 2014. The special included musical tributes and performances while taking a look back on The Beatles career.
The special also included Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr being interviewed by David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Johnny Depp, Kate Beckinsale, Sean Penn and LL COOL J were on hand to take part in introductions of performances throughout the special that included Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams performing "Here Comes the Sun" and Keith Urban and John Mayer hitting the stage to perform The Beatles song "Don't Let Me Down."
Urban posted on Facebook “Hey John Mayer - the Beatles tribute was way cool. I always love playin with you brutha!!! See ya soon – KU” while Paisley had fun with Pharrell Williams by sharing a photo on Twitter with the caption “Mad hatters” that followed up the original picture he shared the night the special was recorded saying “Hat acts. Me & @pharrell - 'cept his has its own twitter account. Mine is not that savvy.”
Maroon 5 kicked off the night’s performances that also included Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys with John Legend and Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart performing together as Eurythmics reunited for the special. The Beatles themselves took the stage to perform for the finale of the special.
CBS Entertainment Executive Vice President of Specials & Events Jack Sussman said "That night 50 years ago on the Ed Sullivan stage, the Beatles delivered a momentous performance, and America witnessed a historic television event and the beginning of a new era in music" when the special was originally announced.
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