When it was reported that Paul McCartney would be performing at the Grammys with a "special guest star," some wondered if that star would be, perhaps, Stevie Wonder, or maybe even Julian Lennon, or how about Paul's former bandmate Ringo Starr? Well, quite an amazing thing happened Sunday night, when Sir Paul performed "Queenie Eye," a song from his “New” album (shortly after his tune "Cut My Some Slack" beat out heavyweights Black Sabbath to win the Grammy for Best Rock Song) with, yes, Ringo, on, yes, the drums.
Earlier in the evening, Ringo performed on his own, singing “Photograph,” the hit he wrote with Beatle guitarist George Harrison.
And there's another important Beatles-related event coming up. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most historic moments in music and television, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will present "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles." The primetime entertainment special will celebrate the amazing legacy of the Beatles -- a group that won seven, yes, seven Grammy awards -- and the bandn's groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
The two-hour show will be taped on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 (the day after the 56th Annual Grammy Awards) and it will be air on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT -- that's exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event.
"The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles" will present key contemporary artists covering songs performed by the Fab Four during that momentous evening in 1964 and Beatles songs through the years. It will also include footage from that landmark Sunday evening, as well as other archival material.
In addition, various presenters will help highlight and contextualize the musical, cultural and historical impact of the group and this legendary performance.