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Broken Bells, Flaming Lips to Take Part in Beatles Week on "Late Show with David Letterman"

Image courtesy of Michelle Martin Coyne (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Michelle Martin Coyne (via ABC News Radio)

Broken Bells , the side project of The Shins ' James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse , and The Flaming Lips will be just two of the artists paying tribute to the anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show , which happened 50 years ago this week.

The artists will be part of a week of programing on The Late Show with David Letterman -- which broadcasts from the Ed Sullivan Theater where the Beatles performed February 9, 1964 -- that will feature a different artist each night playing a classic Beatles tune.

Broken Bells kicks things off Monday, February 3, with a performance of "And I Love Her" from the 1964 Beatles album A Hard Day's Night .  The Flaming Lips will appear on Thursday, February 6, together with John Lennon and Yoko Ono 's son Sean Lennon , performing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

Also taking part in the festivities are Sting , who will perform "Drive My Car" on Tuesday and Lenny Kravitz performing an unannounced song on Thursday.  Friday's musical lineup is still a mystery but in early January, Showbiz411.com reported that Late Show producers were hoping to get surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to take part in a tribute week, although it's not known if the two stars have agreed.

The Late Show with David Letterman airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT on CBS.

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