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Tuesday, 2 October, 2001, 08:04 GMT 09:04 UK
Live Lennon tribute in New York
Sean Lennon, Moby and Rufus Wainwright
Sean Lennon with Moby (centre) and Rufus Wainwright (right)
Former Beatle John Lennon will be remembered on Tuesday night in a star-studded concert in New York.

Lennon's younger son Sean will join a bill which includes Alanis Morissette, Craig David, Moby, Rufus Wainwright and Lou Reed at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

John's music always inspired people - and this is what we need in New York at this point

Yoko Ono
The concert was originally scheduled for 20 September - but was postponed after the attacks on the US.

Money raised by the show - which was originally to go to organisations which back non-violence - will now also go to the American Red Cross, and police and firefighters' charities.

Lennon's widow Yoko Ono said: "There's all this talk about numbers, of the thousands of people who died.

John Lennon
Lennon would have been 61 on 9 October
"They're not numbers. Each person has a family and friends who miss the person and love the person.

"I hope that singing John's songs, songs that were written by someone who was also a victim of violence, will somehow help people.

"John's music always inspired people and gave power to people and this is what we need in New York at this point."

The concert was originally conceived as a birthday tribute to Lennon, who would have been 61 years old on 9 October.

In the aftermath of the attacks on New York's World Trade Centre it was suggested that the show move to California.

Yoko Ono
Ono recently opened the renamed John Lennon Airport
But the show's executive producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had to stay in New York: "When he was alive, he was like a first citizen of the city.

"It would have frankly been fraudulent to take it out of there," said Mr Ehrlich.

Come Together: A Night with John Lennon will be broadcast by US TV channel TNT.

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