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Sunday’s “Night that Changed America” salute to the Beatles on CBS will run its entire length after all. Originally the show was booked for three hours to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the group’s arrival in the U.S. and appearance on “Ed Sullivan.”

Then there was some kind of skirmish with the network. They only wanted two hours. Some people were dropped from the show. I know a couple of names, but what the heck. It’s not important now.

On January 27th, the show was taped at two and a half hours anyway. I wrote about it–here’s the link. http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/28/beatles-celebrate-50th-anniversary-with-star-studded-tv-taping

It was a dazzling experience with one bump in the road: Katy Perry’s rendition of “Yesterday” was kind of flat. We’ll see if they fixed it in the mix.

Now CBS is running the show as it was taped. An episode of “The Millers” will play at 10:30pm. But the full show is actually must-see TV. Here’s the list of performers and songs. You should see a lot of cutaways featuring Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson dancing around with Yoko, Sean, Ringo, Paul, Olivia, Dhani, et al:

More on this later…

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”

Paul, Ringo, All-Star Finale:                                                 “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Hey Jude.”

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  1. I disagree with your comments about Katy Perry’s performance of ‘Yesterday’. Her arrangement was stunning, and very beautiful. Her voice has a husky, deep texture that reminds me of the late, fabulous Dusty Springfield. Katy was soulful, respectful of the music and I was touched to the point of tears.

    Sometimes it’s a good thing to take a step back and look at the beauty of a thing without judgment, and let it exist as it is. You might be surprised at how often you are moved.

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