Julian Lennon
British musician, songwriter and actor
Julian Lennon
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.
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The Sky Horse Is the Limit - A Galloping Publisher
Huffington Post - about 1 month
There's sky blue; skyline: skyscraper: skyrocket; skylark; Skylab; Luke Skywalker. And then there's Skyhorse. Or, as I call it, the little colt that could. Skyhorse: a young, hot-to-trot company (www.skyhorsepublishing.com) that's just turned 10 -- overturning expectations, turning editorial heads, and turning $0 into $43 million! The maverick Mustang that's been kicking down corporate stalls, publishing a range of topics as wide as the Montana skies, from Putin to Pokemon Go; from fantasy and fashion (Corsets and Codpieces) to Fix-it and Forget-It series; from conspiracies to cookbooks--titles from Malcolm Nance's The Plot to Hack America to Kristy Carlson's Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls. Photo Source (above): www.localriding.com Skyhorse: named after PEN/Hemingway award-winning Hispanic Native American Mexican author Brando Skyhorse. Seriously, now, could you ask for a more romantic derivation ? Photo Source: 'S' bend corset (r ...
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Being a Beatles baby: Julian Lennon reflects on big Beatles anniversary
Fox News - about 3 years
As throngs of Beatles fans rush to commemorate the Beatles golden anniversary with extravagant musical tributes, Julian Lennon will quietly ring in the milestone with a photo exhibit that he curated for the Morrison Hotel Gallery.
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Rare Celebrity Photos Show Stars' Endearing, Goofy Sides
Huffington Post - about 3 years
We're used to seeing celebrities red-carpet ready or in calculated poses on Instagram. But it's those off-beat moments, the rare and intimate instances that capture their true nature that we cherish most. Imgur user AllDaySonAllDay ("New Girl" reference, anyone?) curated this wonderful assortment of rare celebrity photos and we just had to share: Bill Murray Morgan Freeman Harrison Ford Kurt Cobain Dr. Dre with Slim Shady look-alikes Brooke Shields and Robert Downey Jr. John and Julian Lennon Emma Watson There's plenty more where these came from. Head over to imgur for dozens of great photos.
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Julian Lennon Explains Real Meaning Behind 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'
Monsters and Critics - about 3 years
Julian Lennon Explains Real Meaning Behind 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'
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Video: Second Cup Cafe: Julian Lennon
CBS News - over 3 years
Second generation rock royalty Julian Lennon stopped by "CBS This Morning: Saturday's" Second Cup Cafe to perform "Someday," the first single off his new album "Everything Changes."
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Brian Levin, J.D.: Phil Ramone, Magical Genius Who Elevated His Artists' Music Passes
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The legendary, yet humble, recording genius, Phil Ramone, 79, whose influence across a stunning spectrum of popular music for decades has passed away in New York. CNN stated, "His collaboration credits are a Who's Who of the music industry," while the Associated Press praised his "platinum touch" in engineering and producing as "spectacular and diverse." He was the recipient of 14 Grammy Music Awards as well as a lifetime achievement Grammy, and was nominated for a dizzying total of 33 overall. He has won Grammy Awards in every decade from the 1960s onward for albums, play scores and soundtracks. Included in these are Albums of The Year for 1975, Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years (#1); 1979, Billy Joel's 52nd Street (#1); and 2004, Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company, as well as Producer of the Year for 1980, and 1978 Record of the Year for Billy Joel's beautiful Just The Way You Are. His work on a 1973 television special on Duke Ellington earned him an Emmy Aw ...
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Lennon & Maisy Talk Crying On 'Nashville,' Loving 'Full House' & More
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Lennon and Maisy Stella have gone from YouTube sensations to primetime TV stars in a matter of months. On ABC's "Nashville," the singing sisters play Maddie and Daphne Conrad, the daughters of country legend Rayna James (Connie Britton). Though they were all about talent shows and "side boob" at the start of the season, things are about to get emotional. "We just recently did a whole crying scene, because our family and our parents are going through a hard time. It was intense," 13-year-old Lennon told Vulture. "Maisy had [cried before] for a music video, but I had never done anything. But I’m really sensitive, so even when I was reading the script, I was like [dramatic crying noise] 'I can’t.' So it wasn’t too hard." Though the Stella sisters have weekly "Nashville" viewing parties, there are a couple other shows they can't get enough of. "My favorite show is 'Wizards of Waverly Place.' And 'Full House,'" nine-year-old Maisy told Vulture. They are also "very, very b ...
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TV's Cutest Stars Lennon & Maisy Talk 'Nashville,' Connie Britton & More
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If you aren't yet smitten with Lennon and Maisy Stella -- the real-life sisters who play Connie Britton's daughters on ABC's "Nashville" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET) -- you're about to be. The 13-year-old and 8-year-old Canadians who now live in Nashville with their musical parents (Brad and Marylynne a.k.a. The Stellas) shot to fame this summer when they posted their rendition of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" on YouTube. They went on to appear on "Good Morning America," Michael Kors invited them to his show at New York Fashion Week (leading them to take on Corey Hart's "Sunglasses At Night") and legendary musicians continue to tweet their love for the Stella sisters. Now, they're filming episodes of "Nashville," recording music with Oscar-winning producer T-Bone Burnett and still trying to get their homework done. Below, Lennon and Maisy talk about what it's like having Connie Britton as their TV mom, why Lennon's leaving her signature glasses behind, not being al ...
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John Lennon’s Son Julien Does Not Want To Make The Same Mistakes He Did!
Beleb Dirty Laundry - almost 5 years
John Lennon‘s son Julien Lennon, 49, was the result of the late Beatles legend’s first marriage to Cynthia Powell, and he admits he always delayed having children because he did not want to do the same things his parents did when they were young. He said: “I didn’t want to follow certain things dad had done because dad’s mother died when he was 17 and so on. So I didn’t want to have children so early in life and I wanted to learn about life a little more … I didn’t want to make the same mistakes, basically.  One can only hope I’ve learnt a little more and am a little wiser on that front. It was a different time for everybody.” Julian – who was abandoned by his dad at the age of five after his parents divorced – has in recent years been collecting memorabilia related to his father and he is doing so in the hope he can one day show the items to his children, if he has them. During an appearance on ‘This Morning’, he said: “If I’m going to have a family I want to have things ...
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Julian Lennon - Guess It Was Me Single Review
Female First - almost 5 years
Artist: Julian LennonSingle: Guess It Was MeOUT NOWRating: 4/5 Everything Changes was the first album from Julian Lennon in over a decade and Guess It...
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Birthday boy Julian Lennon doesn't like John Lennon biopics
Zap 2 it - almost 5 years
Julian Lennon, the "Too Late for Goodbyes" singer and son of John Lennon, is 49 and admits he's not wild about on-screen tributes or statues of his late father.
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CD Review: Everything Changes by Julian Lennon
Blogger News Network - about 5 years
This is a guest article by author <a class="fplink fp-143621" href="/john+cherry+1">John Cherry</a>. He is the author of two books, Better Than Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Solo Music Career 1970-2010 he can be found at Betterthanlennon.com - Simon <a class="fplink fp-157124" href="/julian+lennon+1">Julian Lennon</a>-“EVERYTHING CHANGES” I was pleased to learn that <a class="fplink fp-157124" href="/julian+lennon+1">Julian Lennon</a> had returned to the recording studio after an extended absence. [...]
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Julian Lennon hits out at Paul McCartney over wedding reception 'snub'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
The Beatle's son claimed he was not invited to a number of social events involving the band in recent months, including Sir <a class="fplink fp-215962" href="/paul+mccartney">Paul McCartney</a>’s two wedding receptions.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julian Lennon
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Lennon's "Horizons" series is featured at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, NYC, 12 March – 2 May 2015.
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  • 2012
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon's first-ever tour in early 1985 was documented as part of the film Stand By Me: A Portrait Of Julian Lennon — a film profile started by Sam Peckinpah, but completed by Martin Lewis after Peckinpah's death. Lennon has appeared in several other films including The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996, but shot in 1968), Cannes Man (1996), Imagine: John Lennon (1988), Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987) and a cameo in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) as a bartender. Julian provided the voice for the title role in the animated film David Copperfield. He was also the voice of the main character Toby the Teapot in the animated special The Real Story of I'm a Little Teapot (1990). Julian Lennon is also the producer of the documentary called WhaleDreamers about an aboriginal tribe in Australia and its special relationship to whales. It also touches on many environmental issues. This film has received many awards and was shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
  • 2011
    Lennon remains friends with his father's former bandmate, McCartney, though they experienced a public falling out in 2011 when Lennon was not invited to McCartney's wedding to Nancy Shevell.
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    In October 2011, Lennon released a new album called Everything Changes.
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  • 2010
    In commemoration of John Lennon’s 70th birthday and as a statement for peace, Lennon and his mother, Cynthia, unveiled the John Lennon Peace Monument in his home town of Liverpool, England, on 9 October 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon has been engaged twice – to socialite Lucy Bayliss and actress Olivia d'Abo - but both engagements were called off. He now resides near Monaco.
    Shortly after the death of his father, Lennon began collecting Beatles memorabilia. In 2010, he published a book of his collection, Beatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon founded The White Feather Foundation in 2009. Its mission "embraces environmental and humanitarian issues and in conjunction with partners from around the world helps to raise funds for the betterment of all life, and to honour those who have truly made a difference." Its name came from a conversation Lennon once had with his father. "Dad once said to me that should he pass away, if there was some way of letting me know he was going to be OK – that we were all going to be OK – the message would come to me in the form of a white feather.... the white feather has always represented peace to me." Lennon has been quoted as having a "cordial" relationship with Ono while getting along very well with her son, his half-brother Sean. Lennon saw Sean perform live for the first time in Paris on 12 November 2006 at La Boule Noire and he and Sean spent time together on Sean's tour in 2007.
    On 3 October 2010, CBS Sunday Morning aired an in-depth interview with Lennon that covered much of his life, including his relationship with his parents and sibling, his career, and his experience growing up as the son of one of the world's most famous celebrities.
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    On 17 September 2010,<ref name=https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/set/default.aspx?setID=1443, Lennon opened an exhibition of 35 photographs called "Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon" with help from long-time friend and fellow photographer Timothy White.
    More Details Hide Details Originally scheduled to run 17 September through 10 October, the Morrison Hotel Gallery extended it a week to end 17 October. The photographs include shots of his half-brother Sean, actress Kate Hudson, and U2 frontman Bono.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    After photographing his half-brother Sean's music tour in 2007, Lennon took up a serious interest in photography.
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  • 2006
    In 2006 he ventured into Internet businesses, including MyStore.com with Todd Meagher and Bebo founder Michael Birch.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009 Lennon created a new partnership with Todd Meagher and Michael Birch called theRevolution, LLC. Through this company, Lennon released a tribute song and EP, "Lucy", honoring the memory of Lucy Vodden (nee O'Donnell), the little girl who inspired the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", with 50 percent of the proceeds going to fund Lupus research.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    In May 1998, Lennon released the album Photograph Smile to little commercial success.
    More Details Hide Details Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised the album as “well-crafted and melodic,” concluding it to be “the kind of music that would receive greater praise if it weren't made by the son of a Beatle.” In 2002, he recorded a version of the Beatles' classic "When I'm Sixty-Four", a song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, for an Allstate Insurance commercial.
  • 1996
    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?"
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  • 1991
    In 1991, George Harrison played on Lennon's album Help Yourself but was not directly credited.
    More Details Hide Details A song off the album, "Saltwater", reached No. 6 in the UK and topped the Australian singles charts for four weeks. Also during this time he contributed a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" to the soundtrack of the television series The Wonder Years. By the end of the year, Lennon left the music business for several years. He followed his interests in cooking, sailing, and sculpting during his leave from the music industry. After he began his performing career there was occasionally unfounded media speculation that Julian would undertake performances with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    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).
    More Details Hide Details The all-star lineup included Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward and Billy Connolly, with John Hurt as the Narrator. The performance, a musical benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the deaf, was attended by Prince Andrew's then wife, the Duchess of York.
  • 1986
    He recorded the song "Because", previously recorded by The Dave Clark Five, in the UK for Clark's 1986 musical, Time.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon never reached the same level of success in the U.S. post-Valotte, but he hit No. 5 in Australia with the 1989 single "Now You're In Heaven", which also gave him his second No. 1 hit on the Album Rock Tracks chart in the USA.
    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.
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  • 1984
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Lennon promoted the album with music videos for the two hits made by movie director Sam Peckinpah and producer Martin Lewis. The song "Valotte" has remained a staple on adult contemporary radio stations since its release. After the release Paul McCartney sent him a telegram wishing him good luck. Later that year the two met backstage at the New York studios of the television show Friday Night Videos.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following his father's murder, Lennon voiced anger and resentment toward him, saying, I've never really wanted to know the truth about how dad was with me. There was some very negative stuff talked about me... like when he said I'd come out of a whiskey bottle on a Saturday night. Stuff like that. You think, where's the love in that? Paul and I used to hang about quite a bit... more than Dad and I did. We had a great friendship going and there seems to be far more pictures of me and Paul playing together at that age than there are pictures of me and my dad. Lennon was also irked by hearing his father's peace-loving stance perpetually celebrated. He told the London Telegraph, "I have to say that, from my point of view, I felt he was a hypocrite", he said, "Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces—no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself."
  • OTHER
  • 1967
    In 1967, he attended the set of the Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour.
    More Details Hide Details Following his father's infidelity with Yoko Ono, Lennon's parents divorced when he was five. Paul McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" to console him over the divorce; originally called "Hey Jules", McCartney changed the name because he thought that "Jude" was an easier name to sing. After his parents' divorce, Lennon had almost no contact with his father until the early 1970s when, at the request of his father's then short-term girlfriend, May Pang (Yoko Ono and Lennon had temporarily separated), he began to visit his father regularly.
  • 1963
    Born on April 8, 1963.
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