The Beatles Anniversary Tribute- Paul McCartney, Maroon 5, Katy Perry & More Perform
It’s hard to imagine that it has been 50 years to the day on Feb. 9 that The Beatles made their first appearance in the U.S. on The Ed Sullivan Show. Last night on CBS, I watched as the group’s remaining members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr tore up the stage. The two of them were the guests of honor, but they also performed solos of their own. “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America-A Grammy Salute” was a great concert, where singers such as Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, and more paid tribute, and sang their own renditions of old Beatles classics.
At first I thought I was watching the Grammy’s again, because it looked as if almost everyone as there to honor the Beatles. Then I realized, that they had taped this concert a night after the Grammy’s.
Katy Perry sang “Yesterday”, and I felt that she did a good job singing the song. Her dress kind of looked like a mumu, but other than that, she captured the song well, and she did not try to out sing the song.
Maroon 5 sang All my Loving, and Ticket to Ride. Adam Levine’s voice did not quite match the songs, and it just felt weird watching Maroon 5 sing Beatles songs.
I would say the memorable performances were Imagine Dragons rendition of Revolution; the twin pianos duet of let it be by Alicia Keys and John Legend, and Ed Sheeran’s quiet but touching acoustic of In My Life.
The most exciting part of the night was when the two Beatles took over the stage themselves. They rocked the stage, and got the crowd singing and dancing.
The Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show really was one of greatest events in U.S. music history. They went on to change the face of Rock n’Roll, American pop culture, and eventually the world.