Julian Lennon

English musician; son of John Lennon

Julian Charles John Lennon (b. 8 April 1963) is an English musician, photographer and philanthropist. He is the child of musician John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon, John's first wife. He was named after Julia Lennon, John Lennon's mother.[source?] She died in 1958, five years before Julian was born.

Julian Lennon

Julian was born shortly before Beatlemania started. This meant that John could not spend a lot of time with Julian. In 1968, John filed for divorce from Cynthia. He was leaving her to be with Yoko Ono. The divorce left Julian upset. After it, he could no longer spend time with his father. Beatles member Paul McCartney wrote Julian the song Hey Jude.[source?] Julian has spoken a lot about his father neglecting him. He stated:

"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".

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