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    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:58:12

    John Lennon's 75th Birthday Concert to Feature Spoon, John Fogerty, Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, and Many More -

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    A concert in celebration of John Lennon's life, work, and artistic vision is planned in commemoration of what would have been the songwriter's 75th birthday. Lennon was born October 9, 1940, and the Madison Square Garden concert event is to be held Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. and will air exclusively on AMC Saturday, December 19th, 9 p.m..

    Among the evening's entertainers are Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers, Peter Frampton, Juanes, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, and Spoon. Separated by no less than six degrees of them all is Kevin Bacon, acting emcee of the special event.

    The concert and broadcast will also include "very special video appearances by the remaining members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr."

    A house band comprised of "Greg Phillinganes (Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton) on keyboards, drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), bassist Lee Sklar (James Taylor), Felicia Collins and Sid McGinnis (Paul Shaffer CBS Orchestra) on guitars, keyboardist Boh Cooper, percussionist Taku Hirano," and vocalists Jory Steinberg and Tyra Juliette will keep things moving along.

    Tickets are still available in all price ranges, starting at $99. More information can be found at ticketmaster.com.

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    12.02.15

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    Tags: John Lennon, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, The Beatles, Kevin Bacon, Greg Phillinganes, Lee Sklar, Felicia Collins, Kenny Aronoff, Sid McGinnis, Boh Cooper, Taku Hirano, Jory Steinberg, Tyra Juliette, Pat Monahan, The Roots, Tom Morello, Peter Frampton, Juanes, Ringo Starr, Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, Brandon Flowers, Spoon, Paul McCartney

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