Surviving Beatles’ perspectives have grown a little bit since their U.S. breakthrough performance
Apparently, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr’s perspectives have changed a bit in the last fifty years.
McCartney and Starr returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater — the site of their historic 1964 performance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” — for an interview with “Late Show” host David Letterman, which will air on CBS on Sunday.
The music legends’ verdict? The theater looks a lot smaller than it used to.
Surveying the theater, Starr remarked that the theater seemed “four times bigger than this” when they first appeared.
Informed by Letterman that the theater did, in fact, used to have another balcony that held about another 150 seats, McCartney reflected, “It’s like going back to your old school, isn’t it? It looks little now. You thought it was huge…”
Letterman’s interview with the duo will air during the special “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — a Grammy Salute,” which will air on the 50th anniversary of the group’s first appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” In addition to a performance by McCartney ad Starr, the special — airing from 8 to 10:30 p.m. — will feature artists such as Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Eurythmics, Dave Grohl, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh and Maroon 5 performing Beatles songs.
Watch snippets from Letterman’s interviews with McCartney and Starr below.