58 years old (Born on April 08, 1963)
British musician, songwriter and actor; He is famous from John Lennon's son.Julian`s inheritance from father John Lennon`s estate was a small one--a $250,000 trust fund set up when he was a toddler, which he refused to touch when he received it at age 25. Was given several large cash gifts from Yoko Ono years later; nonetheless, he has said he`d rather have had some of John Lennon`s song copyrights and other possessions of his to share with his Lennon relatives in England. When 11-year-old Julian visited John Lennon in the recording studio during the "Walls and Bridges" sessions, the two played an impromptu version of "Ya Ya", with John on piano and Julian on drums. John surprised Julian afterwards by revealing there`d been tape rolling--and their performance was going on the album. It turned out to be their only collaboration. 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. (en.wikipedia.org) Claimed early in his career to be looking for a mystical sign John Lennon had promised to send him if he died--a white feather floating evenly across the room (Julian`s song "Well I Don`t Know" mentions his "feeling the presence of the dead", a reference to sensing John`s presence in a house when he was writing material for his first album). Dad and I got on a great deal better then. We had a lot of fun, laughed a lot and had a great time in general when he was with May Pang. My memories of that time with Dad and May are very clear — they were the happiest time I can remember with them. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Fought a long battle in the late 1990s, to acquire the Internet domain name "johnlennon.com" from its registered owner. Has also spent the last several years (and thousands of dollars) collecting items that once belonged to his father.
Godson of Brian Epstein
After the relative failure of "Help Yourself", he took a five-year break from recording, to do some soul-searching and especially to come to terms with being John Lennon`s son; he realized he`d been very angry with John, who had publicly preached about peace and love while privately being rather harsh and neglectful toward his own family. His comeback album "Photograph Smile" was dedicated to his stepfather Roberto Bassanini, who`d "really raised me.".
Has admitted he actually prefers Paul McCartney`s work in The Beatles to his father John Lennon`s, while he especially admires John`s "Isolation", among his solo material.
Father John Lennon`s song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was inspired by a drawing Julian had made at school.
Was the inspiration for Paul McCartney`s song "Hey Jude", and was mentioned in father John Lennon`s song "Mother.".
Had a rough time growing up, with schoolmates who automatically assumed that being the son of a pop star meant he was rich and snobbish; in fact, he and his mother lived in a modest house on a small income, and he had a hard time persuading father John Lennon to buy him things, or send him money - even when he related tales of what he was expected to live up to.