Real Name: John Charles Julian Lennon
Born: April 8, 1963

John Charles Julian Lennon is an English musician, songwriter and singer born on April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England, UK.

Julian Lennon is the son of John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia Lennon. John Lennon was one of the founding members of the band “The Beatles”. Julian Lennon made his musical debut by playing drums on his father’s album “Walls and Bridges” at the age of 11. John Lennon divorced Cynthia when Julian was five year old. Julian and his half-brother Sean Lennon (Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) had a good relationship and toured in 2007. After his father’s death in 1980s, Julian lived with his brother Sean and Yoko in “The Dakota” and learnt playing drums.

Julian Lennon with Mother Cynthia Lennon
Julian Lennon with Mother Cynthia Lennon

In 1984, Julian Lennon released his debut album “Valotte” which was followed by the hit song “Too Late for Goodbyes”. His second album “The Secret Value of Daydreaming” released in 1986 was unsuccessful. Julian Lennon single “Now You’re in Heaven” hit number five in Australian charts and his “Saltwater” topped the Australian singles charts and reached number 6 in the UK singles charts.

Julian Lennon had friendly relationship with the members of “The Beatles”, particularly with Paul McCartney, who wished him good luck for his first album through telegram. Julian Lennon song “Because” was made famous by the group “The Dave Clark Five” for Clark’s 1986 musical, “Time” (a musical with a book and lyrics by Dave Clark) in England.

Julian Lennon recorded a version of the Beatles’ classic “When I’m Sixty-Four” which is a song from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 2002. He is also the producer of “WhaleDreamers”, a documentary about an aboriginal tribe and its special relationship to the whales.

Some of his albums include:

  • Valotte (1984) 
  • The Secret Value of Daydreaming (1986)
  • Mr. Jordan (1989)
  • Help Yourself (1991)
  • Photograph Smile (1998)
  • VH-1 Behind the Music - Julian Lennon (2001)