A wide range of musical stars will team up with some of John Lennon’s old friends to celebrate what would have been the music legend’s 70th birthday. Musicians ranging from Marshall Crenshaw to Pete Seeger will perform at The “Happy Birthday John” Concert on Saturday at New York City’s Society for Ethical Culture.

Headlining the show will be The Quarrymen – the still-active founding members of Lennon’s original band (formed in 1956) – who have reunited to play this special concert honoring their childhood friend. The band will be playing the skiffle and early rock ’n’ roll songs that they played together with Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the years until 1960, when the boys changed the band’s name to The Beatles and enjoyed a little bit of success.

Folk legend Seeger, who declared he “must show up for John Lennon,” will lead a children’s choir in singing John’s anthem “Give Peace a Chance.” Other performers include guitarist Earl Slick (who played on Double Fantasy), Neil Innes (who appeared in Magical Mystery Tour and helped create The Rutles), Tom Paxton, Marshall Crenshaw, Mark Hudson, Glen Burtnik, Tom Chapin, Garland Jeffreys, Never Shout Never and Blueberry Acres – winners of “The Battle of the Beatles Bands” at a recent Beatles fan convention.

Beatles scholar Martin Lewis will host the show, which will benefit Amnesty International.

For more information, visit www.HappyBirthdayJohn.org or www.TheQuarrymen.info.