50 years ago on Feb. 9, The Beatles made their first appearance in the U.S. on The Ed Sullivan Show. That was truly the start of Beatlemania here in the USA, and last night, CBS put together an amazing anniversary special to celebrate.
The group’s surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were on hand as the guests of honor.
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A Grammy Salute,” was such a great show! My Mom is a huge Beatles fan so I grew up with their music. I mean who doesn’t know the Beatles?! All the big stars came out last night like John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and more to celebrate.
Katy Perry delivered a touching version of “Yesterday.” Ed Sheeran, the new British boy on the scene, sang “In My Life” in a stripped-down performance with just his guitar. Ed was flawless as Paul and Ringo sat right in front him!! Imagine how big that moment was for Ed!
My favorite performance was Alicia Keys with John Legend on “Let It Be.” Those two are the truth!
The biggest moment of the night was when the two remaining Beatles graced the stage. They each performed a few of their solo songs, before reuniting to sing “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Hey Jude.” Sorry One Direction, but the Beatles are still the biggest boy band to ever come to America!
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