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John Lennon festival announced

John Lennon's 70th birthday is to be marked with a two month festival, including a major tribute concert, in his home town of Liverpool.
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John Lennon's 70th birthday is to be celebrated with a two month festival in his home town of Liverpool.

The late Beatles singer and guitarist - who was assassinated in 1980 - will run from October 9, which would have been his birthday, to December 9, which will be 30 years to the day of his death.

The festival will include music, arts, film and poetry, including a major tribute concert called 'Lennon Remembered', at the city's 11,000 seat Echo Arena, and a major birthday celebration at the world-famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles were discovered in the UK.

Liverpool mayor Mike Storey said: "John Lennon is one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century and a Liverpool lad who became known in every corner of the globe.

"His enduring message of peace is as important now as ever and continues to be an inspiration to many. The John Lennon Tribute Season will allow us to remember him as a man, celebrate his music, and his overall contribution to our city."

Although a programme of performers hasn't been announced, Ozzy Osbourne has accepted an invitation to be part of the celebrations.

A local DJ who had spoke with the star's wife, Sharon, said: "Ozzy is a huge John Lennon fan. I imagine he will want to see all the sights and maybe stay in the John Lennon suite at the Hard Days Night Hotel."

Also, an exhibition about the star's life, called 'White Feather: Spirit of Lennon', by his son Julian and former wife Cynthia, have also been specially extended to run during the celebrations.

2010 also marks 50 years since The Beatles formed and 40 years since their split.

Posted on 25 Mar 2010 07:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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