Julian Lennon

Musician + Songwriter and Actor

John Charles Julian Lennon is a British musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and photographer. He is the only child of John Lennon and Lennon's first wife, Cynthia Powell. Beatles manager Brian Epstein was his godfather. He has a younger half-brother, Sean Lennon. Lennon was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia. He remains close friends with his father's former bandmate Paul McCartney.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on April 8, 1963.
1967 4 Years Old In 1967, he attended the set of the Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour. … Read More
1973 10 Years Old John Lennon bought him a Gibson Les Paul guitar and a drum machine for Christmas 1973, and encouraged his interest in music by showing him some chords. … Read More


1984 21 Years Old Lennon enjoyed immediate success with his debut 1984 album Valotte, produced by Phil Ramone, nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1985, spawning two top ten hits, the title track "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes". … Read More
1986 23 Years Old 1 More Event
His second album, 1986's The Secret Value of Daydreaming, was panned by critics, but reached No. 32 on the Billboard magazine's album chart, and produced the single "Stick Around", which was his first No. 1 single on the U.S. Album Rock Tracks chart.
1987 24 Years Old On 1 April 1987, Julian Lennon appeared as The Baker in Mike Batt's musical The Hunting of the Snark (based on Lewis Carroll's poem). … Read More
1991 28 Years Old In 1991, George Harrison played on Lennon's album Help Yourself but was not directly credited. … Read More


1996 33 Years Old However, in the Beatles Anthology series in 1996, the three surviving Beatles confirmed there was never an idea of having Julian sit in for his father as part of a Beatles reunion, with McCartney saying, "Why would we want to subject him to all of this?"
1998 35 Years Old In May 1998, Lennon released the album Photograph Smile to little commercial success. … Read More


2006 43 Years Old In 2006 he ventured into Internet businesses, including with Todd Meagher and Bebo founder Michael Birch. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old After photographing his half-brother Sean's music tour in 2007, Lennon took up a serious interest in photography.
On 17 September 2010, … Read More
2011 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2011, Lennon released a new album called Everything Changes.
2012 49 Years Old In 2012 Lennon worked with music film director Dick Carruthers on the feature length video documentary "Through The Picture Window", which followed Lennon's journey in the making of his album Everything Changes and includes interviews with Steven Tyler, Bono and Paul Buchanan from The Blue Nile. "Through The Picture Window" was also released as an App in all formats with bespoke videos for all 14 tracks from the album. … Read More


2015 52 Years Old Lennon's "Horizons" series is featured at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, NYC, 12 March – 2 May 2015.
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