Taped on Jan. 27, the primetime entertainment special — presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS — will celebrate the legacy of the seven-time Grammy-winning group the Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
The all-star lineup features performances and/or presentations by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Eric Idle, Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys and John Legend, Anna Kendrick, David Letterman, LL COOL J, Jeff Lynne, Maroon 5, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sean Penn, Ed Sheeran, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder and a one-night only reunion of Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.
The house band for the event includes Kenny Aronoff (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Chris Caswell (keyboard), Peter Frampton (guitar), Rami Jaffe (organ), Steve Lukather (guitar), Greg Phillinganes (keyboard) and Don Was (bass), who also served as musical director.
The special also features David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the Ed Sullivan Theater; recollections from three fans who were in the audience for the Beatles' first performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; and interviews with three people who worked at the show and were there the night this milestone event took place.
Following is a list of performances on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America": Maroon 5: "All My Loving" "Ticket To Ride"
John Mayer & Keith Urban: "Don't Let Me Down"
Ed Sheeran: "In My Life"
Imagine Dragons: "Revolution"
Stevie Wonder: "We Can Work It Out"
Alicia Keys & John Legend: "Let It Be"
Katy Perry: "Yesterday"
Eurythmics: "The Fool On The Hill"
Dave Grohl & Jeff Lynne: "Hey Bulldog"
Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams w/The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil: "Here Comes The Sun"
Jeff Lynne & Joe Walsh: "Something"
Gary Clark Jr., Dave Grohl & Joe Walsh: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Ringo Starr: "Matchbox," "Boys," "Yellow Submarine"
Paul McCartney: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Get Back," "Birthday"
All-Star Finale: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Hey Jude."
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is "dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers."