Lennon tribute planned to mark late Beatle's 70th birthday next month

Lennon tribute scheduled performers include Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, and others. October 9th would have been Lennon's 70th birthday, but he was shot and killed 30 years ago this December in New York, the scene of the Lennon tribute.

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    The Beatles, with John Lennon on the far left, pose for a group photo in Miami during their 1964 US tour. A John Lennon tribute concert is planned for next month in New York, almost 30 years since his death.
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John Lennon's 70th birthday is Oct. 9, but the celebrations will go on after that.

An all-star benefit concert in honor of the former Beatle is scheduled in November with a lineup that includes Jackson Browne, Patti Smith and Cyndi Lauper.

The concert will be held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Nov. 12. Proceeds will go to the Playing for Change Foundation, which promotes peace with music.

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The concert will be presented by the group Theatre Within. Performers will also include Aimee Mann and Shelby Lynne, among others.

Lennon was killed 30 years ago, two months after celebrating his 40th birthday.

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