Three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5 and seven-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer are among some of the top artists selected to perform on “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles.” This performance will celebrate the historic moment that occurred 50 years prior when The Beatles first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The event will be taped on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, the day after the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and will air on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, which is exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event half a century ago.
Reportedly John Mayer will team up with Keith Urban to perform the hit “Don’t Let Me Down” while Maroon 5’s song is still to be determined.
Frontman Adam Levine has previously performed that same song on “The Howard Stern Show” and a variety of his Beatles covers like “If I Fell,” “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” can be heard on Youtube:
Long-time producer of the GRAMMY’s Ken Ehrlich mentioned that he felt it was important to “find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an…understanding of what they meant.”
Both Mayer and Maroon 5 have not been nominated for any GRAMMY awards this year, but both artists have remained busy in their music careers. Mayer’s latest album Paradise Valley was released in August 2013 and more recently he recorded “Who You Love” featuring reported girlfriend Katy Perry.
Maroon 5 garnered huge success from their fourth studio album Overexposed in June 2012, featuring hits like “Payphone,” “Moves Like Jagger” and “One More Night.” Levine can also be seen on NBC’s popular show “The Voice” as a coach to new up-and-coming musical artists.