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Don Was Previews ‘Extremely Powerful’ Beatles Ed Sullivan Tribute

on February 7, 2014

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“Everyone dropped what they were doing. It was such an intense emotional experience.”

Don Was is referring to the rehearsals for The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles, which featured an A-list roster of artists — including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, the reunited Eurythmics, Dave GrohlKeith UrbanJohn MayerBrad Paisley and Ed Sheeran — performing the songs of the Fab Four. While the taping wasn’t live (it airs this Sunday), the producers tried to move the event like a live show, with all artists (besides Wonder) nailing their performance in one take. Was served as the musical director and also played bass for many of the artists that night.

Photo Gallery: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles

But the moment that everyone — big-name performers included — was waiting for involved the two surviving Beatles, Paul…

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