Next year's Grammy Awards could have a special Beatles anniversary segment, plus the group may be honored with a star-studded possible tribute concert in Los Angeles, according to published reports, the most recent on Oct. 25 by Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411.
He reported that Ringo Starr told him the Beatles will be honored during the Grammy Awards telecast on Jan. 26, 2014. But he also reported a concert is being considered for the following night, Jan. 27, in Los Angeles that could include the participation of one or both living Beatles.
According to Friedman, Ringo and Paul McCartney have discussed it. “It’s not like we’re not going to do it," he quoted Ringo. "But it might be cool to have all these other bands doing our stuff, and we’re watching."
A more detailed Beatles 50th anniversary tribute concert rumor was reported by TVTonight in Australia last week, though the date of the concert was not the same.
“To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles into the United States, a very special concert will be filmed following Grammy Day in Los Angeles on February 7,” the report began. It said the concert would feature Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, George Harrison's widow, and others, including Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, P!nk and Katy Perry all performing Beatles music.
We shall see, we shall see.
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