Saturday, February 8, 2014

Broken Bells Featuring Ringo Starr

The demands of promotion and commemoration came together Monday night February 3, 2014 on CBSs  "Late Show With David Letterman," where Broken Bells performed a cover of the Beatles' "And I Love Her" (above).

The L.A.-based alt-rock duo (featuring James Mercer of the Shins and A-list producer Danger Mouse) was making the late-night rounds in support of its brand-new album, "After The Disco."

And the Beatles, of course, are approaching Sunday's 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," which was broadcast from the same New York theater that Letterman now occupies.

True to their record-nerd roots, Broken Bells took the opportunity to tweak tradition, layering their performance of "And I Love Her" over a loop of Ringo Starr's drumming from "I Am the Walrus."

The group’s performance kicked off Letterman’s week-long celebration of the Beatles’ breakthrough appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ which took place on February 9, 1964. MORE HERE & HERE

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