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Star-studded 2015 John Lennon tribute concert being released in January on CD, DVD and vinyl

Blackbird PresentsOn December 5, 2015, stars from various musical genres, including rock legends John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and Peter Frampton, came together in New York City to tape a concert special commemorating what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday.  The show, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, originally aired that month on AMC, and now a CD, DVD and two-LP set documenting the event are scheduled to be released starting in January.

The concert, which was hosted by actor Kevin Bacon, includes performances of a variety of memorable songs Lennon wrote or co-wrote for The Beatles and tunes from his solo career.  Among the many other artists who took part in the show were Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Train's Pat Monahan, The Killers' Brandon Flowers, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Aloe Blacc, The Roots and Eric Church.

Highlights from the concert included Fogerty performing "Give Peace a Chance" and "In My Life," Tyler singing "Come Together" and teaming up with Church on a rendition of "Revolution," and Frampton playing "Norwegian Wood" and duetting with Crow and Aloe Blacc on Lennon's holiday classic "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)."  For the finale, most of the show's cast came together for a rousing version of "All You Need Is Love."

Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, attended the event, and also took the stage to address the audience and thank the participants.

The Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert CD, DVD and LP set can be pre-ordered now at BlackbirdPresents.com. Special bundles also are available that include specially themed hoodies, t-shirts, pint glasses, guitar-pick necklaces and more.

Here's the CD and DVD track lists:

"Come Together" -- Steven Tyler
"Instant Karma" -- Brandon Flowers
"Don't Let Me Down" -- Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers, Chris Stapleton
"Jealous Guy" -- Pat Monahan
"A Hard Day's Night" -- Sheryl Crow
"In My Life" -- John Fogerty
"Watching the Wheels" -- Aloe Blacc
"Woman" -- Juanes
"Hey Bulldog" -- Spoon
"Working Class Hero" -- Tom Morello, Kris Kristofferson
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" -- Aloe Blacc, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton
"Give Peace a Chance" -- John Fogerty
"Mother" -- The Roots
"Mind Games" -- Eric Church
"Steel and Glass" -- Aloe Blacc
"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" -- Peter Frampton
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" -- Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton
"Revolution" -- Eric Church, Steven Tyler*
"Power to the People" -- Tom Morello
"A Special Thank You from Yoko Ono" -- Yoko Ono*
"Imagine" -- Willie Nelson
"All You Need Is Love" -- Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Brandon Flowers, Juanes, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Spoon, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler

* = appears on DVD only.

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