To mark the 50 year anniversary of The Beatles’ US breakthrough on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Late Show With David Letterman had a week of themed episodes.
Also, a two-hour CBS special entitled “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” aired on CBS last night (Sunday) featuring David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr inside The Ed Sullivan Theater.
Broken Bells kicked off Beatles Week on the Late Show with a performance of And I Love Her, with an archive recording of Ringo Starr on a small television set on the stage:
Paul Shaffer also interviewed Broken Bells:
Sting, Levan and Mike Einziger performed Drive My Car on Tuesday’s programme:
Lenny Kravitz was the musical guest on Wednesday’s show, performing Get Back:
Thursday’s show saw John Lennon’s son Sean Lennon perform Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds with The Flaming Lips:
Lauryn Hill rounded off the week with a performance of Something:
Other features related to The Beatles also aired over the week including a special Top Ten list (Top Ten Lesser-Known Beatles Songs):
The Ed Sullivan Theater’s marquee even had a makeover to make it look like it used to back in the days of The Ed Sullivan Show:
Take a trip down memory lane and relive Paul McCartney’s legendary performance on the Late Show marquee from July 2009: