The Beatles are back for one night. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr the last to members of the British rock band will perform at this year Grammys for the second time on Jan 26
The two will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award the day before the show according to the Sydney Morning Herald. It also states that the night after the big show, the legacy of the Fab Four will be feted with a performance special. This CBS special will air on February 9 at 3pm and February 10 EST.
In 1962 the British Rock group performed live on the Ed Sullivan Show which had a big impact on Beatlemania in the United States. The Grammy’s will Honor the iconic group by having artists such as Eurythmics perform Beatles hits according to abcnews.go.com. Some of the group’s hit songs include I Want to Hold Your Hand; She loves You, and Twist and Shout.
The song I Want to Hold Your hand had a big impact on the group’s success in the U.S. According to songfacts.com by February 1964, America finally took notice of The Beatles and bought this single in droves, giving them their first 1US hit. It sold better in first 10 days of release in the US than any other British single, and remains the best-selling Beatles single in the United States, moving over 12 million copies.
The song She Loves you is about some poor guy thinks he has lost his girl for good, but he’s redeemed when he finds out from a friend that she still loves him states songfacts.com. The site also states This was an instant hit in the England, but not in America where it was released on Swan records, the only US label that would take it. Swan put it out in September 1963, but while The Beatles were huge in England, they were still no big deal in America until February 1964.
Twist and Shout was a song The Beatles used this to end many of their early live performances. It was always a huge hit when they played it in concert, and was chosen as their opening song at their Shea Stadium performance on August 15, 1965 – the first Rock concert held in a stadium according to songfacts.com.
What are these two former Beatle band mates up to as individual artist? Last year December 30th 2013 Paul McCartney returned to Japan as part of his Out There Tour. According to his official site He played sold out dates in Osaka and Fukuoka then finished with three shows at the Tokyo Dome where he played to approximately 50,000 fans each night!
On September 24th of last year Ringo Starr received the French Medal of Honor. According to his official site the award was presented to him in front of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco which showcased the work of public figures with a hidden passion for art, including musicians like Ringo Starr, and his friends Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Graham Nash and Ronnie Wood.
These two once made an impact in music as the Fab Four and they are seen as legends in the Rock n’Roll music world. Beatlemania may have been 50 years ago but it will never be forgotten. Music from the Beatles will live on forever because Beatle fans pass down the music and knowledge to the new generation of music lovers. Below is a video of the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.