Watch Spoon, Brandon Flowers, and More Artists Cover John Lennon at 75th Birthday Concert
Spoon broke out a cover of the Beatles' "Hey Bulldog," and Flowers performed "Instant Karma"
John Lennon would have celebrated his 75th birthday last month, and to celebrate the late, great Beatle/solo artist, a ton of musicians performed at Madison Square Garden in New York last night for “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert.” Among the guests were Spoon, Brandon Flowers, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Aloe Blacc, Peter Frampton, Pat Monahan of Train, Willie Nelson, the Roots, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, and more.
During the show, which was emceed courtesy of Kevin Bacon, Spoon performed a cover of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine song “Hey Bulldog,” and Flowers played Lennon’s 1970 solo single “Instant Karma!,” plus the Beatles’ 1969 track “Don’t Let Me Down” with Stapleton and Crow. Church also played a rendition of Lennon’s 1973 cut “Mind Games.” To close out the show, everyone came together for the finale to sing the Beatles’ ultra-famous “All You Need Is Love.” Watch some fan-shot footage below via Stereogum.