David Letterman interviewed Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Feb. 4 on the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater where the Beatles debuted on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 50 years ago Feb. 9, the network announced in a press release Feb. 5. The network said the interview was conducted without a studio audience.
The chat with the two Beatles will be included in “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” which airs 8 to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT Feb. 9 on CBS. The all-star primetime special will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the Beatles' U.S television debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” The program will feature popular artists covering the songs performed by the Beatles, footage from the Sullivan show and other archival material.
Ringo Starr gave everyone a clue Tuesday when he announced on his Twitter account Feb. 4 he was back in New York City. “Fifty years ago on the seventh of February peace and love The Beatles landed in New York. Lot more people around the fountain that day R**”
“Late Night With David Letterman” has been featuring Beatles tributes by guest performers all this week. They featured Broken Bells on Monday (and who talked about their cover of “And I Love Her” after the broadcast), Sting Tuesday and will feature Lenny Kravitz tonight, Flaming Lips with Sean Lennon Thursday and Ms. Lauryn Hill on Friday.
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