Eurythmics

Grammys producers are making moves this morning. We’ve already learned that Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder will perform together on the show’s telecast. And now, we get word that the soulful British synthpop duo Eurythmics will reunite for a Grammy-produced special that honors the Beatles; it’ll be taped the night after the actual Grammy Awards. This will be the first Eurythmics performance since the American Music Awards in 2005.

As CBS News points out, the special, entitled The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, will air 2/9 on CBS, since that’s the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Eurythmics might not be the obvious choice for something like this, but Grammys exec producer Ken Ehrlich says, “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.” Translation: Eurythmics are old! They actually remember the Beatles!

The special is also set to feature Keith Urban, John Legend, Maroon 5, John Mayer, and Alicia Keys. So, you know, it’s appointment viewing.

Comments (2)
  1. I love Eurythmics but this is a stupid fucking reason for a reunion.

  2. It makes plenty of sense – The Eurythmics are fantastic interpreters of other songs in the rock canon – Lou Reed singled out their version of “Satellite of Love” as his favorite cover of his music; and their cover of The Beatles “Come Together” (Savage-era, mid-80s) is trippy and distinct. And lest anyone forget, the highlight of the Freddie Mercury tribute concert in 1992 was Annie Lennox filling in for Mercury with David Bowie on “Under Pressure.”

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