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CBS Unveils Plans for Letterman Beatles Celebration TVWeek

CBS has taken the wraps off its high-profile celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance, back in 1964. In honor of the occasion, a number of top recording artists will pay tribute to the Beatles next week on "Late Show with David Letterman."

Letterman's show tapes at the Ed Sullivan Theater, the site of the group's historic U.S. performance. Among those participating in the weeklong celebration will be Sting, Lenny Kravitz, the Flaming Lips, Sean Lennon and Broken Bells -- made up of the Shins' James Mercer and producer Brian Burton, or Danger Mouse.

Please click here to read the full press release from CBS, which includes the latest schedule of appearances and the Beatles songs that will be performed.

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