Julian Lennon

Kept firmly out of the spotlight from birth, Julian Lennon emerged not only as the firstborn child of music legend John Lennon, but a talented singer who made his own mark in music and the art world. Born to one of the ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1963 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (14)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Whaledreamers 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 1999 World Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1996 World Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Leaving Las Vegas 1995 (Movie)

Bartender No 3 in Biker Bar (Actor)

The Linguini Incident 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Runaway Teapot 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Music From Another Room 1998 (Movie)

("Day After Day") (Song)

Music From Another Room 1998 (Movie)

("Day After Day") (Song Performer)

Body Rock 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Body Rock 1984 (Movie)

("In the Neighbourhood") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Whaledreamers 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Kept firmly out of the spotlight from birth, Julian Lennon emerged not only as the firstborn child of music legend John Lennon, but a talented singer who made his own mark in music and the art world. Born to one of the most beloved and musically gifted men in music, Lennon inspired the classic Beatles tunes "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (1965) and "Hey Jude" (1968), as well as the song "Ya Ya," Lennon's only collaboration with his father. Yet his early years were also marked by his parents' divorce, his father abandoning him to raise a new family with Yoko Ono, and a bittersweet reconciliation shortly before his father's assassination in 1980. As if to put together pieces of a puzzle his father left behind, Lennon became an avid collector of Beatles memorabilia while laying the foundation for his own musical career. He released his first and most successful album Valotte in 1984, eerily reminiscent of his late father's introspective songwriting sensibilities and his singing style. He also endured a long legal battle with his stepmother to receive a portion of his father's estate. Even though Lennon's music career petered out earlier than many expected it to, it was often speculated he would join the remaining members of The Beatles as the perfect replacement for his father. While such a reunion never happened, Lennon continued to make music, expanded his artistic repertoire to include photography, while his storied life endeared him to millions all over the world.

Relationships

Lucy Bayliss

Companion
Split in in early 2007

Brian Epstein

Godfather

Sean Lennon Actor

Half-Brother
Born Oct. 9, 1975 to John Lennon and Yoko Ono

John Lennon Song

Father
Born Oct. 9, 1940 Son inspired the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (1967) Father and son were estranged until the early 1970s Murdered by Mark David Chapman in NYC on Dec. 8, 1980

Cynthia Lennon Actor

Mother
Born Sept. 10, 1939

Yoko Ono Actor

Step-Mother
Born Feb. 18, 1933

Kyoko Ono Cox

Step-Sister
Born Aug. 8, 1963 to Yoko Ono and Anthony Cox

Olivia d'Abo Actor

Companion
Reportedly engaged in the early 1990s d'Abo sang backup in Lennon's album Help Yourself (1991)

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Valotte" and "Help Yourself"

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