Ono to mark John Lennon`s 70th birthday in Iceland

Updated: Aug 29, 2010, 19:55 PM IST

New York: Yoko Ono is planning a series of events in Iceland to mark what would have been John Lennon`s 70th birthday.

The artist and peace campaigner will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, located on the island of Vioey near Icelandic capital Reykjavik, on Oct. 9.

A special performance by the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band will follow the ceremony.

Lennon`s widow is also expected to present awards from the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace, created to honor the former Beatle`s peace activism.

Lennon was fatally shot outside the couple`s Manhattan apartment building on Dec 8, 1980.

Bureau Report