John Lennon's 75th Birthday Celebrated With Gala Concert On AMC
November 13, 2015 at 11:52 AM (PT)
IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON 75th BIRTHDAY CONCERT, an all-star celebration of the legendary icon's music and message, will be taped at the THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th, to air exclusively on AMC-TV on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 9p (ET/PT).
The concert, produced by BLACKBIRD PRESENTS, will feature performances by ALOE BLACC, ERIC CHURCH, SHERYL CROW, BRANDON FLOWERS, PETER FRAMPTON, JUANES, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, PAT MONAHAN, TOM MORELLO, WILLIE NELSON, THEROOTS, CHRIS STAPLETON and STEVEN TYLER, with additional performers to be announced.
GRAMMY and EMMY winners GREG PHILLINGANES and DON WAS will serve as music directors, with GREGG GELFAND ("The Night That Changed AMERICA: A GRAMMY Salute to THE BEATLES") as the director.
"It's beautiful to see so many wonderful and talented musicians come together for this special show to celebrate JOHN's birthday," said YOKO ONO. "JOHN's art continues to give hope, light and happiness to generations of people everywhere. His belief that each of us can change the world continues to inspire the human race to believe in themselves, and his influence is everlasting in everyone's hearts as we all share in the possibilities and power of music."
"It would be impossible to quantify the immense impact JOHN LENNON continues to have on modern culture," said BLACKBIRD PRESENTS' KEITH WORTMAN. "His music and lyrics continue to shape the lives of musicians and millions of fans around the world. I can't think of any better way to celebrate his 75th birthday than to honor his legacy with this extraordinary event. It's going to be an unforgettable evening."
"We are proud to be associated with this special event," added AMC/SUNDANCE TV President Of Original Programming And Development JOEL STILLERMAN. "We are continuing to explore unique opportunities in non-fiction programming and special events that can live alongside our original productions and movies, and we know this remarkable event will do just that and attract LENNON fans and music lovers of all ages."
A portion of proceeds from the concert will be donated to ROBIN HOOD, NEW YORK's largest poverty-fighting organization, which creates and funds over 200 of the most effective programs, to help 1.8 million New Yorkers learn and earn their way out of poverty. For more information, go to www.robinhood.org.
For event details, go to imaginejohnlennon75.com, or hashtag #JOHNLENNON75.