John Lennon 70th Birthday Tribute Concert Set for Nov. 12

The benefit event will be held at New York’s Beacon Theater

john lennonThe 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth will be celebrated at a benefit concert in New York, organizers said Tuesday.

Musicians on the bill include Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper, Aimee Mann and Shelby Lynne.

The Nov. 12 concert at the Beacon Theater honors what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9.

Lennon was shot outside his New York apartment on Dec. 8, 1980.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Playing for Change Foundation, a charity which promotes peace through music and builds music schools in the developing world.