CBS to air Beatles 50th anniversary special 2/9/14 "Grammy Tribute"*

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  1. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Collingswood, NJ
  2. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    Grrrrr. I had hoped they'd replay the original Feb. 9 episode of the Sullivan show. This just looks like a (potentially) lame collections of cover versions. Think I'll pass and instead watch the movie "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," followed by the DVD version of the 2/9/64 show.
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  3. Forum Resident

    New York
    more like some crappy new artists doing their versions of the Beatles UGH!
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  4. williamjoel

    williamjoel Forum Resident

    Ossining, N.Y.
    Hopefully they will at least have the good sense to record the performance in The Ed Sullivan Theater in front of a live audience.

    It would be better LIVE though, in Black and White, and on Sunday night at 8PM.

    Oh well...
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  5. faboomer

    faboomer Well-Known Member

    I wrote this on Steve Marinucci's site earlier today...

    That CBS special sounds interesting, though the inclusion of TOO many contemporary artists slaughtering Beatles' tunes makes me uneasy. More of a documentary tone sits better in my mind. More Ken Burns-ish, less slickness with artists that don't really have a Beatle clue. Interviews with artists we CARE abaout commenting on how the Fabs influenced their life. Some elements/performances by the LOVE troupe would be very enjoyable. What would really end that special day with a Beatle Bang would be a special "Sunday Edition" of Letterman with Paul and Ringo as his only guests. Or Dave could wait til Monday....I'm sure affiliates would much prefer those late night Monday numbers. Ha! Dave could take them for a tour of the theater, they could comment on the backstage/rehearsal experience (great stories, I'm sure) and they could reflect on photos from the New York visit. Then they could show that they've still got the chops and play a tune or two. Fab!
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  6. LCK

    LCK Member

    Couldn't have said it any better Faboomer!
  7. ManFromCouv

    ManFromCouv Employee #3541

    No participating artists were announced Thursday.

    They must mean 'other than the obligatory Dave Grohl'.
  8. MaccaBeatles

    MaccaBeatles Forum Resident

    Paul McCartney wrote and sang on every song The Beatles performed on the Feb 9th Sullivan show. Why not just have the man himself perform the songs is beyond me! It's not like he's passed away or retired!
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  9. Classicolin

    Classicolin ‘60s/‘70s Rock Fanatic/Crown Kingdom Guitarist


    I'm enraged!
  10. Classicolin

    Classicolin ‘60s/‘70s Rock Fanatic/Crown Kingdom Guitarist

    This, to me, is just another example of how society has a fake, put-on appreciation for The Beatles. Instead of airing a restored, High-Def repeat of the original Ed Sullivan broadcast, or an amazing new documentary on the legendary night, or having Paul and Ringo put on a show, interview, etc. they instead choose to have what will probably be piss-poor acts that have no understanding of The Beatles (like The Black Keys, Dave Grohl, etc.) butcher their material.

    Come on, people. Just fess up to it, you don't really like The Beatles, and you care about their history and impact on pop culture, music history, and society even less. Just don't make it a crap-fest variety program for those of us who LOVE THE BAND.
  11. nosticker

    nosticker Forum Resident

    Ringwood, NJ
    "Top contemporary artists will cover songs the Beatles performed on Sullivan, a historic night in music that launched Beatlemania in the United States."


    Ah. OK. So let's celebrate a meaningful night with a lowest-common-denominator, forgettable, meaning-free night stunk up by flavors of the month.
    I almost want to hate-watch it. Almost. I guess there's always hope, but with a network involved, who knows?

    Hey, the Grammys are involved. It's got to be good, right?

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  12. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Doesn't look thrilling.

    Even if it did, I'm going to be at the New York Beatlefest on 2/9.
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  13. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    The original Sullivan is a standard definition videotape from 50 years ago. You can only fix it up so much, along with the mono sound.

    You're presuming that the company that owns the Sullivan show will make it available for an affordable price. There's very little precedent for airing old tv programming that old in prime-time/late night time slots. Beatles fans already have the Sullivan DVDs sitting on their shelf.

    What's in it for Ringo or Paul?

    Though if they RECREATED the original show with an Ed impersonator, a celebrity cover band and modern plate spinners and air it in B/W, that could be quite cool.
  14. music4life

    music4life Well-Known Member

    South Elgin, IL
    I would rather see a show with artists covering thier songs who are thier peers (Elton, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, etc) than what were going to get. If it's being taped right after the Grammys were probably going to get Dave Grohl, Blake Shelton, Lady GaGa and Kanye West (The horrors!)...
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  16. I333I

    I333I Forum Resident

    This is troubling news.
  17. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Marysville, WA
    Maybe an encore of this killer trio?
  18. bekayne

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  19. lee59

    lee59 Senior Member

    Los Gatos, CA

    I need to rearrange my sock drawer that night.
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  20. I hope Topi Gigo shows up. Too bad Davey Jones is dead.
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  21. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

    Northwest Illinois
  22. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    Of course, only one of those people can really be considered the Beatles' peer.
  23. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    Talk about a slap in the face. This is shaping up to be along the lines of the Beatles Documentary that was aired after Anthology. "Current" artists/celebrities saying crap like - it must have been great to have seen this(along those lines folks). GET REAL PEOPLE WHO WERE ALIVE AT THE TIME!:cussing:
  24. All Rights

    All Rights Forum Resident

    From that night's Ed Sullivan show.
    No longer with us:

    Davy Jones
    Frank Gorshin
    Georgia Brown
    Tessie O'Shea

    Still with us:
    Charlie Brill and his wife
    Mitzi McCall
  25. old school

    old school Senior Member

    I wish they would show the original airing. And there arrival at the airport. Well at least I can say I saw the original and how it changed me!
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