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CBS aired "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" on Feb. 9, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Musicians of various genres showed up to pay tribute to the iconic band.
Did you catch the festivities? What did you think?
Plenty of big names came out to show their respect for the legendary British band. The tribute featured performances by Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Pharrell and Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, Keith Urban and John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl, Imagine Dragons, and others. The night ended with surviving Beatles members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney taking over the stage, first separately, and then together. They closed out the show with a rousing performance of "Hey Jude."
Of the following performers, who did it best?
Overall, who was your favorite performer to cover a Beatles' song? What did you think of the show as a whole? Were you wowed by Ringo and Paul's performance? Share here in the comments.
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