|The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles|
|Directed by||Gregg Gelfand|
|Narrated by||Eric Idle|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||AEG Ehrlich Ventures|
|Production location(s)||West Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, California|
|Running time||150 minutes|
|Original release||February 9, 2014|
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles is a television program and tribute to English rock group The Beatles. It aired on CBS on February 9, 2014 and was reshown on February 12, 2014. The tribute, presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and the CBS television network, commemorated the legacy of the band and marked the 50th anniversary of their first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Kenneth Ehrlich served as executive producer, with Rac Clark as co-executive producer. The production was written by David Wild and Ehrlich and directed by Gregg Gelfand.
The program, presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, serves as a tribute to the legacy of the Beatles and the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Scheduled to air on February 9, 2014, the concert was filmed on January 27, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center's West Hall, located in Los Angeles, California, one day following the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Kenneth Ehrlich served as executive producer, with Rac Clark as co-executive producer. The production was written by David Wild and Ehrlich and directed by Gregg Gelfand.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving members of the band, attended and performed at the concert. McCartney admitted to having some initial hesitation about the project: "What can I say about this evening? It's just amazing. You know, at first, when I was asked to do this show, I was wondering if it was the right thing to do. Was it seemly to tribute yourself? But I saw a couple of American guys who said to me, 'You don't understand the impact of that Ed Sullivan show on America. It like changed a lot of people's lives, you know.' I must say I really didn't realize it, but once I did through them, I thought it was time we'd showed up."
|Maroon 5||"All My Loving,"|
"Ticket to Ride"
|Stevie Wonder||"We Can Work It Out" performed twice|
|Ed Sheeran||"In My Life"|
|"Don't Let Me Down"|
|Imagine Dragons||"Revolution 1"|
|Eurythmics||"The Fool on the Hill"|
|"Let It Be"|
|"Here Comes the Sun"|
|Gary Clark Jr.,
|"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"|
|Paul McCartney||"Magical Mystery Tour,"|
"I Saw Her Standing There,"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
|"With a Little Help from My Friends,"|
"Hey Jude" (with ensemble)
"Magical Mystery Tour" was played by Paul McCartney, but was not broadcast.
- Don Was - bass, musical director
- Steve Lukather - guitars
- Peter Frampton - guitars
- Rami Jaffe - organ
- Greg Phillinganes - keyboards, piano
- Chris Caswell - keyboards
- Kenny Aronoff - drums
- Lenny Castro - percussion
- Larry Hall - trumpet
- Nick Lane - trombone
- Larry Williams - saxophone, woodwind
- Kari Kimmel - background vocals
- Judith Hill - background vocals
- Carmel Echols - background vocals
Presenters (in order of appearance)
- "Performers Announced For Beatles Special". Recording Academy. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
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- Lewis, Randy (February 10, 2014). "What you didn't see in CBS' Beatles salute - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.