Flaming Lips, Broken Bells to Cover The Beatles on Letterman


McCartney Performing on the Marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theatre

The Late Show with David Letterman will be celebrating the Beatles this week, and the show has booked an impressive list of musical guests to pay tribute to the Fab Four. Broken Bells, the Flaming Lips, Lenny Kravitz and Sting will appear on the show this week to perform covers of Beatles songs. This comes on the 50th anniversary of the band making their live U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. 

Late Show Announces Beatles Week

While those artists will pay homage to the band throughout the week, the Beatles’ two surviving members–Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr–are rumored to appear on the show Friday night.

Here’s what the preliminary schedule is looking like:

Monday: Broken Bells – “And I Love Her”
Tuesday: Sting – “Drive My Car”
Wednesday: Lenny Kravitz – TBD
Thursday: The Flaming Lips w/ Sean Lennon – “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”
Friday: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (rumored)

The Flaming Lips cover “I Am the Walrus” by the Beatles

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