Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Beatlemania Continues: Paul, Ringo to Perform on Grammys


The CBS-Beatlemania connection continues: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will each perform on the Grammy Awards on January 26th. That’s in addition to what I already scooped: Beatle week on David Letterman February 3rd to the 7th. And then of course the Beatles concert special on February 9th, taped January 27th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Plus, and let’s not forget, the January 21st release of the Beatles box set of US releases on Capitol Records. That’s the third box set of Beatles CDs after the original 2009 stereo and mono boxes.

The Grammys are shaping up as a blockbuster affair with Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Kacey Musgraves added to the show.

Meanwhile, Beatlemania events are ever-burgeoning: Martin Lewis is interviewing a great panel at the 92nd St Y in New York including Peter Asher, Donovan, and Billy J. Kramer on February 6th. And there’s a Sid Bernstein memorial concert on February 12th at the Cutting Room to commemorate Sid’s promoting of the first Beatles concerts at Carnegie Hall on that day in 1964.

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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