John Lennon tributes are broadcast on US television

12.00pm, Sunday 9 October 1988 (25 years ago)

To coincide with the 48th anniversary of John Lennon‘s birth, the United States cable television network Cinemax broadcasts DA Pennebaker’s film of the Plastic Ono Band’s appearance at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival on 13 September 1969.

MTV also broadcast a 55-minute tribute to Lennon, titled Happy Birthday – John Lennon Remembered. Hosted by Adam Curry, the show featured clips of The Beatles and Lennon, and interviews with Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, Brian Wilson, David Bowie, Elton John and Bob Geldof.

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