Of all the ways that we can celebrate John - one of the best ways is with live music.
This September and October there will be a lot of concerts that salute John in music. We will bring you word of those as we find out about them.
Listed below are some of the key concerts.
Two Plastic Ono Band Concerts in Los Angeles
Yoko Ono has organized two concerts under the name of the conceptual band she and John had in the late 60s and early 70s - the Plastic Ono Band.
has assembled a very eclectic range of performers to join her. From Iggy Pop and Perry Farrell to Thurston Moore and Lady Gaga!
The concerts will be in Los Angeles on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2 at the
historic Orpheum Theatre.
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The Quarrymen: 2010
The Original Quarrymen Reunite for 18-Date Us Tour
John Lennon's closest childhood friends and original band-mates in The Quarrymen (The Band That Became The Beatles) have reunited specially to
honor their old pal and they will be touring the USA over a three-week period with their "Happy Birthday John!" tour.
The shows will be a
multi-media celebration of John featuring an exclusive sneak preview of the new John Lennon biopic "Nowhere Boy" followed by a Q&A - and then a
full-length concert by the Quarrymen. They will play the early rock 'n' roll songs they played with John, Paul and George in the years 1956-1959
- and they will also perform the earliest compositions by Lennon, McCartney & Harrison.
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Tribute Concert Near Strawberry Fields in NYC on John's Exact Birthday
There will be a big concert taking place in New York City on John's exact birthday, Saturday October 9, at a concert hall just a few blocks away from the John Lennon Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park.
The concert will be an informal musical celebration of John Lennon headlined by his friends the Quarrymen.
Their special guests include Pete Seeger, Neil Innes, Marshall Crenshaw, Glen Burtnik, Mark Hudson, Tom Chapin, Garland Jeffreys, Never Shout Never, Sonya Kitchell and others. Right across the music spectrum! Right across the age
spectrum! Pete Seeger (91-years-young) is bringing the Rivertown Kids (including 9-year-olds) with him so the ages of the performers range literally from 9 to 90 and beyond - a wonderful testament to the generation-defying appeal
of John Lennon's music.
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