44 Facts About Julian Lennon


Julian Charles John Lennon was born on John Charles Julian Lennon; 8 April 1963 and is an English musician, photographer, and philanthropist.


Julian Lennon is the son of Beatles member John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia, and he is named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon.


Julian Lennon's parents divorced in 1968 after his father had an affair with Yoko Ono.


Julian Lennon started a music career in 1984 with the album Valotte, best known for its lead single "Too Late for Goodbyes", and has since released six more albums.


Julian Lennon has held exhibitions of his fine-art photography and has had several children's books published.


In 2006, Julian Lennon produced the environmental documentary film WhaleDreamers, which won eight international awards.


In 2018, Julian Lennon was executive producer of the documentary film Women of the White Buffalo, which chronicles the lives of women living on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


In 2020, Julian Lennon was executive producer of the Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground about regenerative agriculture.


Julian Lennon was born John Charles Julian Lennon, on 8 April 1963 at Sefton General Hospital in Liverpool to John Lennon and Cynthia Powell.


Julian Lennon was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon, who died five years before his birth.


Julian Lennon was educated at Ruthin School, a boarding private school in the town of Ruthin in Denbighshire in North Wales.


Julian Lennon inspired one of his father's most famous songs, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", whose lyrics describe a picture the boy had drawn, a watercolour painting of his friend, Lucy O'Donnell, from nursery school, surrounded by stars.


When Julian Lennon was five years old in 1968, his parents divorced following his father's infidelity with Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Ono.


John Julian Lennon bought him a Gibson Les Paul guitar and a drum machine for Christmas 1973 and encouraged his interest in music by showing him some chords.


Julian Lennon chafed at hearing his father's peace and love stance perpetually celebrated.


Julian Lennon enjoyed immediate success with his debut album, Valotte, released in 1984.


Julian Lennon recorded the song "Because", previously recorded by The Dave Clark Five, in the UK for Clark's 1986 musical Time.


On 1 April 1987, Julian Lennon appeared as the Baker in Mike Batt's musical The Hunting of the Snark.


Julian Lennon left the music business for several years in the 1990s to focus on philanthropy after his encounter with elders from the Mirning people of Australia.


In May 1998, Julian Lennon released the album Photograph Smile to little commercial success.


In 2009 Julian Lennon created a new partnership with Meagher and Birch called theRevolution, LLC Through this company, Julian Lennon released a tribute song and EP, "Lucy", honouring the memory of Lucy Vodden, the little girl who inspired the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to fund Lupus research.


Julian Lennon provided the voice for the title role in the animated film David Copperfield.


Julian Lennon was the voice of the main character Toby the Teapot in the animated special The Real Story of I'm a Little Teapot.


Julian Lennon is the producer of the documentary, WhaleDreamers, about an Indigenous Australian tribe and the peoples' special connection with whales.


In 2018, Julian Lennon was an executive producer of Women of the White Buffalo, a documentary film focused on several Lakota women from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and their work to preserve their way of life in the face of colonialism.


On 17 September 2010, Lennon opened an exhibition of 35 photographs called "Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon" with help from long-time friend and fellow photographer Timothy White.


Julian Lennon is a prolific user of the photography app Instagram.


In 2021, Julian Lennon became the first fine-arts photographer featured at the new gallery in Aston Martin Residences Miami.


In 2023, Julian Lennon showed a series of photographs in an exhibition titled ATMOSPHERIA at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, California.


Shortly after the death of his father, Julian Lennon began collecting Beatles memorabilia.


In 2017, Julian Lennon began a New York Times Bestselling trilogy, Touch the Earth, Heal the Earth and Love the Earth, which he completed in 2019.


On 9 November 2021, Julian Lennon published a graphic novel for middle-grade children, The Morning Tribe, with co-author Bart Davis.


Julian Lennon visited Kenya, Ethiopia and Colombia in 2014 to witness the education and environmental initiatives by TWFF.


In 2019, Julian Lennon contributed his voice and music to the soundtrack of narrative feature film "One Little Finger", which has the initiative to spread awareness about 'ability in disability'.


In September 2020, Julian Lennon was honoured with the CC Forum Philanthropy Award in Monaco.


In 2022, Julian Lennon recorded his version of his father's 1971 song "Imagine" with all proceeds going to support Ukraine.


Julian Lennon moved to the United States in the early 1980s where he resided in New York City and then Los Angeles.


In 1991, Julian Lennon moved to Europe, and resided mainly in Italy where Bassanini had lived.


Julian Lennon then moved to Monaco where he currently resides, and he counts Albert II, Prince of Monaco as a friend.


Julian Lennon has been quoted as having a reasonably "cordial" relationship with Ono, following the financial settlement against his late father's estate.


Julian Lennon remains close to her son, Sean, his half-brother.


Julian Lennon saw Sean perform live for the first time in Paris on 12 November 2006 at La Boule Noire, and he and Sean spent time together on Sean's tour in 2007.


Julian Lennon has never married or had children, revealing in 2011 that his difficult relationship with his father had discouraged him from doing so.


Julian Lennon remains friends with his father's former bandmate Paul McCartney, though they experienced a brief public falling out in 2011 when Julian Lennon was not invited to McCartney's wedding to Nancy Shevell.