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Beatles: Annie Lennox-Dave Stewart Eurythmics TV Reunion for Special Has Ringo’s Fingerprints


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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