UPDATE: Keith Urban, John Legend, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys also added.

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are reuniting for the special Beatles concert being put together by producer Ken Ehrlich the night after the Grammy Awards. The two hour show will feature superstars performing Beatles songs, with very likely Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr joining. Today’s announcement of a Eurythmics reunion signals that Ringo, a long time friend of Stewart, has hand in the action. That’s good news.

I was the first to tell you about this concert which is set for Monday January 27th at the L.A. Convention Center. This may seem like an odd place, but the idea was to grab artists the day after the Grammys. And all other local venues were booked.

The show is being filmed by Grammy partner CBS for broadcast on February 9th, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on CBS’s “Ed Sullivan Show.” I’d put good money on some kind of event at David Letterman’s show, kids, where McCartney has already played above the outdoor marquee. A return to Ed Sullivan Theater by Paul and Ringo is something everyone would go crazy for.

Ehrlich hasn’t announced other guests for the Convention Center show. But he’s a master at putting people together and  creating reunions. The possibilities are tantalizing.

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  1. Wouldn’t it make more sense to simply run the original Sullivan/Beatles performances, along with reminisces of people who were there and those of current musicians who watched the original broadcasts? I mean, does anybody want to see Miley Cyrus sing “Got to Get You into My Life”? Or Katy Perry and John Mayer duet on “Help!”?

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