Oct 8, 2014 10:21 AM
Debbie Harry to headline Lennon tribute concert
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) Debbie Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December.
The announcement Wednesday by the nonprofit Theatre Within came a day before what would have been Lennon's 74th birthday.
Other performers include Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw and Ben E. King. The event will be held Dec. 5 at Symphony Space.
Yoko Ono said in a statement: "I share Theatre Within's belief that music and the performing arts have a special power to bring people together and inspire us to make a positive difference. It's beautiful that the Tribute continues to have such a powerful impact in John's memory."
Rock photographer Bob Gruen, who photographed Lennon during the years he lived in New York, will be honored with the first-ever John Lennon Real Love Award.
Proceeds will benefit Lennon and Ono's Spirit Foundation. Ticket prices are $65, $85 and $105.