Dec 19, 2015 • 10:00 am PST
The Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert concert will air exclusively on AMC tonight, Saturday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read a recap and view fan-shot footage of the tribute performances below.
An all-star lineup of musicians came together last night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for the Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert celebrating the life of the late great founding member of The Beatles. Legends like Willie Nelson, John Fogerty and Kris Kristofferson appeared along with other talented performers such as The Roots, Spoon, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler and more.
Hosted by actor/musician Kevin Bacon, Fogerty began the night with a performance of “Give Peace A Chance” followed by appearances by JUANES and Aloe Blacc. Sheryl Crow offered a take on “A Hard Day’s Night” and was joined on stage by Stapleton and Brandon Flowers for “Don’t Let Me Down.” Other collaborations included Nelson and Kristofferson sharing the stage with Stapleton before Nelson performed solo.
Spoon launched the second half of the concert, giving a spirited take on “Hey Bulldog.” Country star Eric Church offered a take on “Mind Games” and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler lead the house band on “Come Together.” The Roots offered a stirring rendition of “Mother” and guitarists Peter Frampton and Tom Morello also contributed tributes to the late Beatle. The entire lineup of performers took the stage for the show closing “All You Need Is Love.”
Watch fan-shot footage of the tribute concert captured by Cool Hand 62:
[Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton & Brandon Flowers “Don’t Let Me Down”]
[Steven Tyler “Come Together”]
[Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton & Aloe Blacc “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”]
[Eric Church “Mind Games”]
[Spoon “Hey Bulldog” captured by awni30]
[“All You Need Is Love” captured by Stephen Hurtes]
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