The Beatles were honored during “The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards” and a surprise performance happened when Julia Roberts introduced a performance by Paul McCartney and a special guest that turned out to be Ringo Starr. CBS News reported on Jan. 27, 2014 that the musical celebration of The Beatles will continue.
Roberts made the announcement prior to McCartney and Starr’s memorable performance of “Queenie Eye” that "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” will be happening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group’s performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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.
Keith Urban, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, John Legend and Eurythmics performed during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” celebration on Jan. 27, 2014. The special will air Feb. 9, 2014 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBS.
Sussman added "We are thrilled to honor these music legends with performances from amazing GRAMMY-winning artists who were influenced by the Beatles' unforgettable music through the years and that incredible performance in 1964."