Monday, February 17, 2014

Music Monday: The Beatles

Yes, again.

At least, the last time, I tricked you with the title "The Greatest Band Ever" (Part 1 & Part 2).

But seriously, I HAVE to talk about The Beatles again because last Sunday (February 9th), CBS aired "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America- A Grammy Salute."  This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion, and on February 9, 1964, The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show!

This is just a short clip:


The CBS broadcast was so popular that they aired it again on Wednesday, February 12th.  The only reason I didn't watch it the second time was that it's still saved on my DVR.

So anyway, the show featured some of today's artists performing Beatles hits.  

Some of MY favorites were Maroon 5 with "Ticket to Ride":


Katy Perry with "Yesterday":


Ed Sheeran with "In My Life":


and Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison (George Harrison's son) with "Something":



They also showed clips of David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on his set which used to be the stage for The Ed Sullivan Show.  And then....

AND THEN

Ringo performed solo.


AND THEN

Paul performed solo.



AND THEN

THEY PERFORMED TOGETHER!!!


This video gets cut off before the end, but it starts with Paul performing "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and all of a sudden, I realized what was about to happen. Just like the recording, they sing, "Billy Shears" and.....out came Ringo! Then the video show most of "With a Little Help from My Friends."

My cousin, Jaime is also a HUGE Beatles fan, and this conversation happened on Facebook (between Jaime, me, and my aunt & uncle):

Just started watching The Beatles Grammy tribute from last night, and I'm already crying! What's wrong with us?? And MAROON 5 to start out the tributes?!  KILLING ME (in a good way!)!! lol
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  • Becky  Also, by watching this, I discovered that if I had ever seen The Beatles play live, I would not have been one of those silly, ridiculous screaming girls. I would've been one of those girls who was bawling her eyes out, not able to speak...which is what I did from the moment Ringo hit the stage and it got worse the longer it went on. Haha! That was an awesome tribute! 
  • Jaime I understand. I was like, "Good Lord, why am I crying?" Was I crying because of what will never be?
  • Joe  My parents actually let me stay up and watch the Ed Sullivan show, and I still have there first album called Meet the Beatles. it is up in the attic. I played it to death..
  • Vickie  I loved the way Ringo got into it. Paul seemed pleased as well but Ringo was having the time of his life. You could see it on his face!
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2 comments:

K. @ Life's an Adventure said...

It was such a great special! I really enjoyed how none of the artists got too carried away with the original material. I also liked the version of "Let it Be" by Alicia Keys and John Legend in addition to the songs you posted : )

Sarah Alway said...

Oh my goodness this was probably such a dream come true for you!! I should maybe try to find it, I do like when current artists perform old songs that I know. :-)

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