[NEWS] John Lennon birthday concert features Nashville stars





By Dave Paulson
The Tennessean

October 9 of this year would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, and a few of Nashville's famed music-makers will gather in New York City next month to celebrate.

"Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert" will take place December 5 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, Steven Tyler, Peter Frampton and Chris Stapleton are part of the all-star lineup, along with Aloe Blacc, Brandon Flowers, JUANES, Pat Monahan, Tom Morello and The Roots.

December 8 marks 35 years since Lennon was fatally shot outside his apartment building in New York City.

This won't be the first time that some of these performers have paid tribute to Lennon and The Beatles. Frampton and Tyler both appeared in the 1978 movie adaptation of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Church, Crow, Kristofferson and Nelson have all recorded Beatles covers over the years.

"Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert" will be filmed for a TV special, airing on AMC at 8 p.m. CT Saturday, December 19.

SOURCE: The Tennessean

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