Julia Baird

Born Mar 5, 1947

Julia Baird (born 5 March 1947) is the eldest daughter of John 'Bobby' Albert Dykins (1918 - December 1965) and Julia Lennon (12 March 1914 – 15 July 1958). Baird's older half-brother was late English musician John Lennon; she also had an older half-sister, Ingrid Pederson. Her younger sister was Jacqueline 'Jacqui' Dykins (born 26 October 1949). Lennon started visiting the Dykins' house in 1951.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on March 5, 1947.
1949 2 Years Old When Jackie was born prematurely on 26 October 1949, Julia went back to the hospital every day to see her, although she was often not allowed (by Mimi) to visit Lennon. … Read More
1956 9 Years Old Baird remembered that after Lennon had visited them, her mother would often play a record called, My Son John, To Me You Are So Wonderful, "by some old crooner, and sit and listen to it". "My Son John"—sung by David Whitfield—was released in 1956. … Read More
1957 10 Years Old Julia took Baird and Jackie to Rosebury Street, Liverpool, to watch Lennon play with The Quarrymen on the back of a flatbed coal truck on 22 June 1957. … Read More


1958 11 Years Old Baird's mother was struck and killed on 15 July 1958, just outside Mimi's home, by a Standard Vanguard car driven by an off-duty constable, PC Eric Clague, who was a learner-driver. … Read More
1964 17 Years Old Baird and Jackie were asked to visit Lennon at Kenwood which was his home in Weybridge in 1964. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old In December 1965, Dykins was killed in a car crash at the bottom of Penny Lane. … Read More


Julia Dykins (Baird) married Allen Baird in 1968 and moved to Belfast. They had three children together but were divorced in 1981. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old The Dykinses heard nothing from Lennon for years, until he phoned Baird in 1975, and asked for mementos of his childhood life, such as his school tie and photographs. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old Lennon continued to call Baird until 1976, when the calls stopped. … Read More


1989 42 Years Old After releasing the book, John Lennon, My Brother—written with Giuliano, and a foreword by McCartney—Baird travelled to New York during 1989 to appear at a Beatlefest convention, and was asked if she could prove she was really Lennon's half-sister. Baird declined, saying she was not going to produce her passport, and the audience would just have to take her word for it. In 2000, Baird was present at the unveiling of six road signs, erected on major routes into Liverpool, saying, "Liverpool welcomes you – to the birthplace of THE BEATLES", and in October she planted a tree in Liverpool's Peace Gardens to commemorate Lennon's birthday.
1993 46 Years Old After Lennon and Harriet died, Yoko Ono wanted to sell the house—as it was still in Lennon's name—but later gave it to the Salvation Army on 2 November 1993, even though Lennon had once written: "I always thought of the house he's in Birch as my contribution towards looking after Julia Baird and Jackie. … Read More


2004 57 Years Old Baird retired in 2004, and published a book called Imagine This – Growing up with my brother John Lennon, in February 2007.


2007 60 Years Old From 28 to 30 September 2007, Durness held the John Lennon Northern Lights Festival which was attended by Baird (who read from Lennon's writings and her own books) and Stanley Parkes (Lennon's Scottish cousin). … Read More
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