John Lennon’s Birthday Celebration

On October 9, 2010, Pacifica radio station KPFK in Los Angeles produced 12-hour broadcast celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday.

The idea was the brainchild of KPFK Music Director Maggie LePique, who gathered the support of KPFK programmers, the musical community, and Yoko Ono to put together a fantastic day of programming.

In this episode of From the Vault, we present highlights from this historic celebration.
Contributors to the day-long celebration included Jon Wiener, Professor of History at the University of California at Irvine, author of Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon Files, musicians Jackson Browne, John Densmore (The Doors), Quartetto Fantastico, Shiela Nichols, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and longtime Lennon friend and publicist Elliot Mintz.

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