The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles May Well Be The Worst Karaoke Gig Ever
AMERICA’S fondness for The Beatles is unwavering and borderline bizarre. Of course, The Beatles are brilliant and hugely significant, but it isn’t like The States have a plethora of heroes to celebrate that belong to their shores.
Either way, they’ll be celebrating The Fabs again with a show called The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, which will be recorded at the Los Angeles Convention Centre on January 27.
Like most Beatlefests, the guests are lousy. Remember Channel 4’s John Lennon night, complete with The Stereophonics and Noel Gallagher, which took amazing songs and turned them into sludge?
America isn’t looking like they’re going to do any better, inviting Eurythmics along for the ride, reuniting Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to butcher a pop favourite.
The TV show’s producer Ken Ehrlich told The AP: “When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an understanding of what they meant.”
Others taking part include John Mayer and Keith Urban, performing Don’t Let Me Down. Brrr. Alicia Keys and John Legend will be teaming up to take Let It Be to church and Maroon 5 will be featuring too. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles will air on February 9th, marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
With gigs like this, you wished they’d never bothered.