British duo Eurythmics will reunite to pay tribute to the Beatles.
Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart will perform as a duo for "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles," the Recording Academy announced Monday. The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, and will air on CBS on February 9 -- exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their US debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Grammy Awards will be held January 26 at the Staples Center.
"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," Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, who is also producing the Beatles special, said. Ehrlich also said that Lennox and Stewart were thrilled to perform in the tribute.
While it wasn't announced which Beatles songs the Eurythmics would be performing, John Mayer and Keith Urban will team up for "Don't Let Me Down" and Alicia Keys and John Legend will duet for "Let It Be." Maroon 5 will also perform.
The Eurythmics are best known for the title track from their second studio album, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). The song reached number two on the UK singles chart, and was their only number one ranking on the US Billboard Hot 100. The group regularly performs the song in all of their live sets, and Annie Lennox often performs it on her solo tours.
The Eurythmics disbanded in 1990, but reformed later in the decade to record their ninth album, Peace. They reunited again in 2005 to release the single "I've Got a Life" as part of a new compilation album. The duo won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984 and a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987. The Eurythmics were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and have sold 75 million records worldwide.