From Alicia Keys to Katy Perry to Maroon 5 to a reunited Eurythmics, the stars of pop, rock and R&B got together to pay tribute to the legendary Fab Four for CBS special The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles. The televised event aired Sunday night (February 9) — exactly 50 years after The Beatles made their American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show — but was taped the day after the Grammys (Monday, January 27).
The special itself was trimmed down from four hours to a TV-friendly two, and featured performances from modern day acts, interviews with Beatles insiders and, of course, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr taking the stage for a tear through some classics.
Catch Katy’s take on “Yesterday” above, then head below to see more from the tribute.
Eurythmics — ”Fool On The Hill”
Maroon 5 — “Ticket To Ride”
Stevie Wonder — “We Can Work It Out”
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