He sang about it, he spoke about, but he never really gave it, at least not to me as his son." He added that he had to control the aggression he inherited from his father: “The darker side definitely comes from Dad.
Whenever I get too aggressive, which comes from Dad's side, I try to calm myself down, be more positive." Julian has, however, also shown understanding of his father’s situation – in particular the fact that he was a young parent who had himself endured a difficult childhood.
” he asks with mock seriousness and a raised eyebrow. Despite this, he is a chatty, open, funny and seems completely at ease.
“I think it does help that Dad was never a photographer so I am judged by the work alone,” he says. Pulling myself back up on the horse, time and time again, over many years, has been tough.” He has had low moods and thought about leaving music completely but somehow has carried on. “I’ve just decided I’ve had enough and taken the bull by the horns. “My mother has it and she got it from my grandmother who used to say: ‘Let them fish and just get on with it.’” He is very close to his mother Cynthia who was married to John for six years (in the early days of The Beatles her existence and that of Julian were kept a secret from the fans so as not to disappoint them).
“The fact that the photographs were taken seriously gave me goosebumps.” His debut 1984 album Valotte received warm praise but he has had a harder time since. “I have been close to quitting on numerous occasions, especially when after the release of an album the comparisons begin without people having even listened to it.” He has taken control of his career now and has felt disenchanted with the music industry. The wish to preserve some family heritage has seen Julian buy up Beatles memorabilia when he is able.
Sean Lennon was born in New York City on October 9, 1975, his father's 35th birthday.
He is of English and Irish descent on his father's side, and Japanese descent on his mother's side.