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.