Celebrate The Beatles 50th Anniversary in 2014 with a CBS Special
A Beatles 50th anniversary special is being planned by CBS for February 9 to mark the anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The tribute will be played to The Beatles via a two-hour CBS special that will air the Beatles’ Sullivan appearance and will have a number of celebrity musicians covering the bands songs through out the years in tribute.
The Beatles 50th Special will be taped after the Grammys in 2014 and will feature a repeat performance of that evening back in February 1964 when the Beatles first appeared on live TV performing their hit “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” making it a milestone in pop culture history.
The show brought in around 73 million viewers, which was a record for US television at the time, and is said to have consisted mostly of an audience of crying, screaming teenage girls.
Ed Sullivan breaks live TV mold with musical performances
The Ed Sullivan Show” opened up the door for controversial legendary musical performers such as Elvis, The Beatles and The Supremes and The Doors to name a few to begin performing on live television in what these days would be considered nursery school performances, especially after performances from Janet Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus seems to have pushed the envelope so far past these entertainers of the past as far as live controversial performances.
Will you be watching “The Beatles 50th Anniversary Special” on February 9th?