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Event Wed Sep 29 2010
Celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday* at the Music Box Theatre, this Sunday, Oct. 3. Not only will the theater be screening Nowhere Boy, a film about the rock'n'roll icon's teenage years and the founding of The Beatles, but the remaining members of Lennon's original band, The Quarrymen, will be on hand for a Q&A and performance after the show. WXRT's resident Beatlemaniac Terry Hemmert will host.
John Lennon formed The Quarrymen with Colin Hanton, Rod Davis and Len Garry in 1956. Over the next four years, the band's lineup changed, with Paul McCartney and George Harrison joining Lennon. The band eventually changed its name to The Beatles, added Ringo Starr and the rest is history. Hanton, Davis and Garry -- now all 70 themselves -- have reformed the band and perform the songs they played back in the '50s, including songs from those early days of the band.
The event starts at 7pm. Tickets are available online or at the Music Box ticket office.
*True Beatles fans would know that Lennon's actual birthday is Oct. 9. The Quarrymen will be performing on the 9th in New York, so this is close enough.