Isn't it a shame about Julian Lennon?
There are two things that are sad and/or a shame about Julian Lennon , son of the late John Lennon . Yes John Lennon of The Beatles. The one who said the group was “more popular than Jesus Christ” and right after that America fell out of love with the long-haired boys from Liverpool. Hey! What can I say? He said it. There are just certain “things” you don't say in mixed company. That was one of those things. Moving on.
Two things happened in the young man Julian Lennon's life that in my opinion are both sad and a shame.
The sad thing is that Sir Paul McCartney had to step in and fill in as a “father figure” because the boy's real father was a prick! Yeah! I know Mr. Lennon has fans all around the world who worship him. But truth is truth. Don't believe me. Ask Sir McCartney.
What is a shame is the fact that Julian was (and probably still is) very talented. As good as his father. Though some may debate my subjective point of view. But therein lies the problem. People kept constantly comparing him to his father! Poor kid. Never had a chance to make it his own.
Wonder what kind of music he would have made had he just been some kid named “Julian”?
That's how it is being the child of a celebrity. Some kids rise above their parent's glow and outshine them. Some don't.
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Same thing happened to Frank Sinatra Jr.
His daddy - “ old blue eyes ” - was a tough act to follow. He was and still is a “standard”.
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In Memory of: Sep 10, 1939 - Apr 1, 2015
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