Let’s start with a song, the title track from Julian Lennon’s 1984 album, Valotte.
Julian sounds and looks like his father here. He’s the son, of course, of the late John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia. From the sound of it, Julian had to put up with a lot of verbal abuse from his father, and yet he and his father did become close during the ’70’s, when John and Yoko separated and John was involved with May Pang. He and his half-brother Sean have a fairly good relationship.
I’m sorry Julian’s musical career didn’t go much further. Not because I think he’s as talented as his father, or because I feel sorry for him that his early life was so difficult, but because he is a talented musician in his own right.
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