Rumours are swirling that David Letterman is in negotiations to get Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to perform together on his late night show.

According to Roger Friedman at, Letterman and CBS are working with the former Beatles' people to make the performance happen. It would be part of a full week celebration of the Fab Four on the show the week of February 3 through 7, all running up to the February 9 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Adding to the allure of making the performance happen is the fact that Letterman's home is the Ed Sullivan Theater where the Beatles played on that evening.

For CBS, pulling in big numbers that week would be a triumph as it would drop the audience for Jay Leno's final week on the competing tonight show. Get Paul and Ringo on the same night as Leno's last show (February 6) and it's a double triumph for the network.

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