September 15, 2010 16:34

John Lennon's 70th birthday to be marked with New York benefit gig

Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper and Jackson Brown to honour late Beatle

John Lennon's 70th birthday to be marked with New York benefit gig
John Lennon's 70th birthday will be marked by a one-off concert in New York .

Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper and Aimee Mann are lining up to perform at the benefit gig which will be held at the Beacon Theatre on November 12.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Playing For Change Foundation, which promotes peace with music, reports BBC News.

The gig is part of a series of events taking place from October 9 to mark the late Beatle's birthday.

His widow, Yoko Ono, has also planned two special tribute shows featuring Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop in Los Angeles during the month.

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