John Lennon Birthday 2010: NYC Honoring Star with Concert
As many of you will be aware, this coming Saturday (October 9th, 2010) would have been the 70th birthday of Beatles star John Lennon. We’ve already brought you news on Google’s tribute to John Lennon, and now we have news of a concert that is being held in New York City.
According to Martin Lewis over at huffingtonpost.com, the concert will be held in Manhattan, only six blocks away from the very building that John Lennon lived in for the first 9 years of his life. The proceeds from the tribute will go to the human rights organization, Amnesty International.
Headlining Saturday night’s charity concert are The Quarrymen, which is the very first band that John Lennon ever performed with while he was still in college. The band will be performing tracks that they originally played with Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney.
There are plenty of other performers lined up for tomorrow night’s concert, ranging from ages 9 to 90. This includes guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on John’s last album, folk singer Tom Paxton, singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, Mark Hudson and Blueberry Acres.
The concert will begin at 7:00pm, and tickets will cost $40, $49.95 or $70. The people who purchase the $70 tickets, will be able to attend a post-show VIP reception with all the stars. You can read more about this concert by visiting huffingtonpost.com.
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