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CBS To Salute British Invasion With Beatles Special

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CBS will honor the moment that forever changed music history when The Beatles took the stage on the Ed Sullivan Show, nearly 50 years ago.

Sunday will mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' iconic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, signaling the beginning of the British Invasion. In honor of the event, the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater in New York has put up a retro replica marquee from the night the Beatles made their American television debut.

The CBS special, The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, includes performances of Beatles classics from artists including Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons and Brad Paisley. Paisley said he will be performing "Here Comes the Sun," a song written by George Harrison.

"For me, a George Harrison song is important because to me he was the Beatle I most identified with because he had the guitar," said Paisley. "He was always playing those licks, you know."

The two surviving members of the group, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, are also scheduled to perform together.

The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on NewsChannel 5.

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