Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment presents in association with The Cavern Club
Once in a lifetime concert for Liverpool
9/10/40 – 8/12/80
Thursday 9th December 2010
LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
“The 9 Faces of John” – A once in a life time historic musical celebration of the life, words and music of Liverpool’s most famous son in his hometown in aid of local charities.
This one off 30th Anniversary memorial concert will bring together for the first time on stage, friends and artists who knew and worked with John throughout his whole life. Lennon Remembered will be a world class, tasteful and relevant event in John’s hometown. The number 9 was omnipresent throughout John’s life and The Beatle’s artist Shannon has produced exclusively for the concert – “The 9 Faces of John”. These 9 images depicting John’s life take us through an incredible musical journey with the people who were with him from his schooldays in Liverpool through to his final years in New York.
Lennon Remembered will feature performances and appearances by close friends and colleagues of John Lennon;
The first 9 confirmed guests are;
THE QUARRYMEN – John’s first ever band who evolved over a four year period into The Beatles
TONY SHERIDAN – Friend and fellow musician in Hamburg famed for the recording of “My Bonnie” with the early Beatles – the song that eventually led to Brian Epstein taking those famous steps down to the Cavern
BILL HARRY – Art School Friend of John & Stuart Sutcliffe (original Beatle) & the editor of Mersey Beat, the musical bible of the 60’s music scene in Liverpool
THE BEATLE SESSIONS – A special preview of the new LA stage musical involving Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick and showcasing the “Abbey Road” years
TONY BRAMWELL – The Beatles Press Officer and close friend throughout the “Beatle” years later becoming CEO of Apple Records and Apple Films
ALAN WHITE – YES drummer and original member of John’s Plastic Ono Band . Alan played on many of John’s classic solo records including “Instant Karma” and “Imagine”
JOEY MOLLAND – Liverpool born guitarist signed to Apple with Badfinger. Joey played guitar on John’s Imagine album including the classic “Jealous Guy”
DENNIS FERRANTE – Grammy award winning engineer who spanned John’s New York Years working on albums such as Mind Games, Walls & Bridges & Rock ‘N’ Roll
MARK McGANN – Liverpool actor/musician with a special performance of his stage musical JOHN LENNON – In My Life. Mark is famed for his honest and powerful portrayal of Lennon both on Stage and Film. Credits include London’s West End and the film “John & Yoko – A Love Story”
Other very special guests to be announced over the coming weeks!
Do not miss this unique opportunity to be part of such a historical concert where we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Liverpool losing a musical legend and celebrate the incredible legacy he left the world.
* All profits from LENNON REMEMBERED to the following charities;
Alder Hey Imagine Appeal, Radio City’s Cash For Kids and the Mathew Street Festival
” John would be very proud that the concert was bringing together so many of his friends and colleagues. I am delighted that Lennon Remembered is such an historic and relevant tribute to my brother’s life and career.”
Julia Baird – John Lennon’s sister
“Anyone who loves the music of John Lennon and The Beatles should not miss this night. You will be witnessing history with contributions from those who helped John create it.”
Bill Heckle – Owner of The Cavern Club
“Working with John really was truly one of the highpoints of my career. The world lost not only an amazing musician but a great man when he died and I’m honoured to be involved in such a fitting tribute to a dear friend. ”
Alan White – John Lennon’s drummer
“We are pleased to be announcing the first guests for Lennon Remembered. Talks are on going with many more of John’s friends and fellow musicians so watch this space!”
Jon Keats – Director of LENNON REMEMBERED