The 2001 JOHN LENNON MEMORIAL CONCERT, produced by Warren Ryland and The John Lennon Memorial Society of Oregon, Inc., honored John Lennon's birthday on Saturday, October 13th, 2001 at the Roseland Theater, located at 8 NW 6th Av, in Old town Portland, Oregon.
The show ran from 7:00PM to 12:15AM featuring Beatles and Lennon music performed by Volunteer performers Tom Grant, Jay Koder, Jeff Labansky, Lew Jones, Hard Day's Knights, The Superficials, The Defenders (Shaky Ground) with Bobby Torres, Boys Next Door, Paul Yurick's Yesterday, and The Hallelujah Chorus. It also featured Beatles video clips and drawings for door prizes donated by Music Millennium.
Admission was $10.00 which raised $1500 for the Sunshine Division.
The John Lennon Memorial Concert has raised over 34,000 pounds of food from 1983 to 1996 and $8491.00 since 1998 for the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division , and in 1997 raised $2000 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
We want to thank the above sponsors, and Double-Tee Productions for waiving the charge for the theater, The Drum Shop for providing the stage drums, Safeway for helping us publicize the event, InFocus Corporation for providing a video projector, and Portland Brewing Company for providing refreshments and The Iron Horse Restaurant for providing munchies for our volunteer musicians and staff. We also want to thank everyone who attended and helped us feed a few hungry people.