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John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in 1969

Patti Smith And Jackson Browne Perform For John Lennon Tribute Album

by Paul Cashmere on October 27, 2011

in News

The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute concert, featuring performances from Jackson Browne and Patti Smith, will be released as a live album to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross and Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Efforts.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in 1969

The concert took place at The Beacon Theatre in New York on November 12, 2010.

Patti Smith performed ‘Oh Yoko’ with Tony Shanahan while Jackson Browne sang ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’.

Martin Sexton sang ‘Working Class Hero’. “John has always been a hero of mine, not only for his musical brilliance, but for his life-long commitment to bringing peace and light into the world,” he said.

“John would have loved that Theatre Within has produced a special live album of his songs to benefit the Japanese Red Cross and the people still suffering from the tsunami and earthquake,” Yoko Ono said in a statement.

The 31st annual show will be held on December 10, 2011 at Le Poisson Rouge with Steve Forbett, Bettye LaVette, Lucy Kaplansky, Rich Pagano, Richard Barone and first timers, Toshi Reagon and Ari Hest.

The tracklisting for the album is:

Rich Pagano/Power To The People
The Kennedys/And Your Bird Can Sing
Meshell Ndegeocello – God
Alejandro Escovedo/Help!
Shelby Lynne/Mother
Martin Sexton/Working Class Hero
Joan Osborne/Hey Bulldog
Taj Mahal and Vusi Mahlasela – Watching the Wheels
Keb’ Mo’/In My Life
Taj Mahal with Deva Mahal & Steph Browne/Come Together
Bettye LaVette/The Word
Aimee Mann/Jealous Guy
Jackson Browne/You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan/Oh Yoko
Playing For Change Band/Instant Karma

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