Fab Fantasizing: CBS, Grammys to celebrate 50th anniversary of Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Taylor Swift weeping out I Want to Hold Your Hand? Adele cooing Till There Was You? Justin Timberlake putting a lil' funk into I Saw Her Standing There? Could happen. On Feb. 9, 2014, exactly 50 years to the day, date and time those Brit boys in the Beatles invaded The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, CBS and the Recording Academy will air The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, two hours of today's popsters covering, well, the Greatest Popsters of All Time.
A specific guest list isn't set yet, but the show will tape Jan. 27, a day after the 56th annual Grammy Awards themselves (also on CBS), so all the biggest bold-faced stars will presumably be available for some cool cover songs. Along with other cuts from John, Paul, George and Ringo's peerless songbook, guests will pay homage to the specific hits the Beatles performed that night for Ed Sullivan and all those screaming, sobbing teens. Hmm, Bruno Mars doing All My Loving? Fellow Brits One Direction appropriately belting out She Loves You?