Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to perform a Fab Four classic as part of upcoming TV special
Eurythmics will reunite to pay tribute to The Beatles as part of the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart went on hiatus in 2005 and last released a studio album in 1999 but will come back together for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, which will be recorded on January 27, one day after this year’s Grammy Awards.
The show will then be broadcast on February 9, exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. It is not yet known if Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr will feature in the programme.
Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich is also producing the Beatles special, and spoke to Billboard about why he thinks the duo will be the perfect act to pay tribute to The Fab Four. “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,” he said.
There will be 12 performances as part of the special with John Mayer and Keith Urban pairing up to perform ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, while Alicia Keys and John Legend will sing ‘Let It Be’. It has not been confirmed which song Eurythmics will perform, though Maroon 5 are confirmed to play live.
Earlier today (January 6), it was reported that Stevie Wonder will perform live with Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers at the Grammys when they take place later this month.