When she was 9 years old, singer Ani DiFranco’s guitar teacher gave her a Beatles songbook. She now has reason to consult it again.
A group that holds a John Lennon benefit concert has selected DiFranco for its John Lennon Real Love Award, and she’ll perform his music at the tribute on Dec. 10 in New York City.
DiFranco and her teacher, Michael Meldrum, would use the book to learn the songs together.
“It’s a very dear, fond memory of mine,” DiFranco said. “It’s been a long road since then. It’s cool to be wrapping around full circle to a John Lennon tribute, to be tasked with learning some John Lennon songs.”