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Culture Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow among headliners for Lennon birthday concert

Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow among headliners for Lennon birthday concert

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NEW YORK (AP) – John Lennon’s 75th birthday will be celebrated in New York City at a December concert featuring Willie Nelson, the Roots, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow.

Event producer Blackbird Presents announced Friday that the show will tape at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5. It will air on AMC on Dec. 19.

Kris Kristofferson, Juanes, Eric Church, Tom Morello, Peter Frampton and Chris Stapleton will also perform at the event.

Lennon died on Dec. 8, 1980 at age 40. He would have turned 75 last month.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Tuesday. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.

Aloe Blacc, Brandon Flowers and Train’s Pat Monahan will also perform. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

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