Julian Lennon’s Illuminating Take On What It Was Like Being John’s Son
“I Respect His Music Immensely…But As A Father, Not At All.”
Father and son relationships are tumultuous enough for mere mortals, but what about when your dad was in the most famous band on the planet – and wanted nothing to do with you? Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s oldest son from his first marriage to Cynthia Powell faces this dilemma every day and addresses it head on in this exclusive 1999 interview.
The Lennon talent runs deep within Julian’s veins: not only is he an accomplished musician in his own right, but he’s an extraordinarily talented photographer, even photographing his younger brother Sean’s 2010 tour.
The two may look alike, but Julian bears none of his father’s sharp edges and caustic wit. As always, he’s incredibly kind and generous with the interviewers who interrupted his holiday to discuss this painful topic, and shares some things you may not have known about their turbulent relationship – including the fact that he only saw his father about 8 times before his death in 1980.