Last night I mentioned to Kathy that I thought it was odd that none of John Lennon's boys performed at the Beatles 50-year-reunion gig on CBS last week. She said, and I quote, "Why don't you Google 'Julian Lennon Grammys' and I'll bet you find out." Well, Ms. Radina nailed that one. With one click, I found this:
Songwriter and photographer Julian Lennon reveals he was unimpressed by the celebration in Los Angeles marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s historic arrival in America.
“The last thing I wanted to do was stand in the audience with everybody else, clapping my hands and being filmed in front of millions while watching a Beatles’ karaoke session,” he says.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles was aired on US television last weekend and saw McCartney and Starr perform the band’s classic Hey Jude at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Julian’s brother Sean and Yoko Ono were among those attending.
Julian, 50, who is the son of the late Beatle’s first wife Cynthia, adds: “Give me the originals any day… that’s my cup of tea.
“That’s why I decided I preferred to be in a state of reflection and appreciation and doing something much more subtle and more heartfelt, in my mind, than the glitz and the glam of those kind of shows.”
End of article. Of course, it's not shocking that the offspring of John Lennon would say something like this. In fact, I kind of think John would agree. No, the shocking thing is that Julian is fifty! Yikes! That is ridiculous.
"Hey Jules, don't make it bad, take a sad song and make it better."
—The original thought running through Paul's head as he was driving over to the Lennon flat to comfort Cynthia and her son Julian, or Jules