Eddie Vedder covers ‘Imagine’ on what would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday – watch

Pearl Jam frontman also covered The Beatles' 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away' at Nebraska gig

Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder covered two John Lennon songs on what would have been the Beatles icon’s 74th birthday last week. Fan-shot footage of both can be seen below.

The US band were performing at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 9 and Vedder marked the occasion with a pair of cover versions.

Vedder performed a rendition of The Beatles’ ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’ before moving on to Lennon solo hit ‘Imagine’. The frontman first performed the Beatles cover for 2001 film I Am Sam while ‘Imagine’ has become a staple of recent Pearl Jam gigs.

Later this year a guitar once owned by Lennon and used to write The Beatles’ 1966 hit ‘Paperback Writer’ is expected to fetch around £600,000 at auction. The Gretsch 6120 was given to Lennon’s cousin David Birch as a gift in 1967 and will now be auctioned off at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly, London on November 23.