Blackbird Presents AMC John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert
An all-star concert event celebrating the music and message of the legendary music icon.
The one-night-only concert event taping will be held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm ET and air exclusively on AMC on Saturday, December 19th at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
This once-in-a-lifetime concert, produced by Blackbird Presents, will bring together fans, friends, and music royalty to honor Lennon’s musical legacy. The event will feature performances by Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Peter Frampton, JUANES, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan (Train), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Willie Nelson, The Roots, Chris Stapleton, and Steven Tyler. With additional performers to be added.
GRAMMY® and EMMY® Award winners Greg Phillinganes (“Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life: An All-Star GRAMMY Salute”) and Don Was (“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to the Beatles”) will serve as music directors for this extraordinary concert event. DGA® Award winner Gregg Gelfand (“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to the Beatles”) is 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.”
Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents is the creator and executive producer of the show. Overseeing the project from AMC are Eliot Goldberg, senior vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV, and Marco Bresaz, vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV. Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional and digital media (worldwide music, digital, and broadcast). Talent Executive: David Paley, Transportation Logistics Specialist: Billy Amato for Bermuda Limousine International.