Blackbird Presents Records is proud to announce the CD /DVD/ LP MP3 release of Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert. The concert film and music release features a collection of legendary singers and superstars who came together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping in New York City at The Theater At Madison Square Garden to celebrate the songs of music icon John Lennon.
Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert features captivating performances, in-depth interviews, and compelling behind-the-scenes action with Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Juanes, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Spoon, Chris Stapleton and Steven Tyler. Performances include a range of Lennon classics, such as “Mind Games” (performed by Eric Church), “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (performed by Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Chris Stapleton), an electrified rendition of “Power to the People” (performed by Tom Morello), “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (performed by Aloe Blacc, Sheryl Crow and Peter Frampton), and the heart-stirring finale, “All You Need Is Love,” which is available as a pre-release download today.
“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,” says Yoko Ono.
Keith Wortman is creator and executive producer of the show. GRAMMY® and EMMY® Award winner Greg Phillinganes (“Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life: An All-Star GRAMMY Salute”) served as music director for this extraordinary concert event. DGA® Award winner Gregg Gelfand (“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to the Beatles”) directed.
“It would be impossible to quantify the immense impact John Lennon continues to have on modern culture,” says Blackbird Presents CEO Keith Wortman. “His music and lyrics continue to shape the lives of musicians and millions of fans around the world. I can’t think of any better way to honor his legacy than with this extraordinary album.”