Nov. 11, 2009— -- Two of the world's biggest music stars will be appearing on ABC-TV Thanksgiving night to entertain the entire family.
Beyonce Knowles and Sir Paul McCartney will appear in back-to-back one-hour specials that include candid conversations and exclusive concert footage from both of these iconic stars.
Forty-four years ago, four kids from Liverpool performed what was then the largest, highest grossing rock concert ever -- the Beatles Live at Shea Stadium. The 1965 concert was an unparalleled event -- until Sir Paul McCartney performed again at almost the exact same spot in the summer of 2009.
In July, McCartney performed at Citi Field, in Queens, N.Y., the new home of the New York Mets, built next to Shea Stadium, recreating history he helped make a generation ago.
ABC will bring viewers to McCartney's celebrated concert, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performed both Beatles classics and favorites from his solo career.
The McCartney special will also feature footage from the original 1965 Beatles concert at Shea, and an interview with Sir Paul, who talks candidly about his emotional journey -- from the early days in the Beatles to what it means to return and perform 45 years ago where the group made its mark at the height of Beatlemania.
Pop culture sensation, R&B singer-songwriter Beyonce Knowles also appears on ABC-TV Thanksgiving night, singing her biggest hits in a never-before-seen performance made during her "I Am... Tour" tour, this summer at the Encore Theater at Wynn, Las Vegas.
Beyonce also shares how the talented nine-year-old transformed herself from a lead singer in the girl group Destiny's Child to a seven-time Grammy award-winning singer and the head of a thriving business empire. A stage-full of talented women, including Beyonce's singers, dancers and her all-female band, will also comment on the star's rise to the top of the charts and share how she became a symbol of female empowerment.
ABC's special television event begins on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 26, at 9 p.m. ET with "Beyonce: I am...Yours." "Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City" airs at 10 p.m. ET.