Dave Grohl, Imagine Dragons and More to Appear on ‘The Beatles: The Night That Changed America’


Story by Anne Erickson

Dave Grohl and Imagine Dragons are among the musicians set to perform on CBS’ tribute to the Beatles

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was one of the many musicians who will perform on upcoming CBS special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The program, called “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America,” will also features performances and presentations by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Gary Clark, Jr., Eric Idle, Alicia Keys and John Legend, Anna Kendrick, David Letterman, LL Cool J, Maroon 5, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Joe Walsh, the Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart and more.

The house band for the show will feature 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).

“The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight (Feb. 9), the same night, time and on the same network as the Beatles’ original Ed Sullivan performance. The Beatles’ debut appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” drew an audience of 74 million people, making it one of the most-watched television events ever.



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