Eurythmics to unite at Beatles tribute
January 6, 2014 11:40AM
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Updated: January 6, 2014 7:22PM
The Eurythmics are reuniting — to pay tribute to the Beatles.
The Recording Academy announced Monday that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.” The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, a day after the Grammy Awards, and air on CBS Feb. 9.
“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,” said longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, who also is producing the Beatles special.
The Eurythmics, who sold millions of albums and whose hits include “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and “Who’s That Girl?,” released their debut in 1981.
Ehrlich wouldn’t say which Beatles tune the British duo would perform, but John Mayer and Keith Urban will pair up to perform “Don’t Let Me Down,” while Alicia Keys and John Legend will perform a duet on “Let It Be.” Maroon 5 also will hit the stage.
Ehrlich wouldn’t confirm if Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr would attend the event.