Julian's statement in Lennons 25th death anniv

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Julian's statement in Lennons 25th death anniv

Postby LOUDER PLEASE on Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:03 pm

Statement from Julian Lennon on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's
death

As the anniversary of Dad's death approaches, I have, inevitably,
started
receiving many requests for interviews. I am not going to give any
interviews on the subject; I genuinely feel that I have talked about
Dad enough. But I do appreciate the enormous interest people have in my father and his legacy and so, in lieu of interviews, I am going to
say just this:

"Dad was a great talent whose music and ideals are an inspiration to
millions. Yet I have always had very mixed feelings about Dad. He
was the
father I loved who let me down in so many ways. Who knows how our
relationship might have developed if he had not been murdered . it's
painful to think that his early death robbed me of the chance for us
to know each other better. What can never be taken away are his words
and music, that's his legacy for me. It's in my blood for a start. Like
Dad I became a musician too, and as with many other artistes in this
world his
words and music continue to influence me today and probably forever
more."

Also, I can direct you to two projects to which I have made a
contribution. First, Mum's book. As you probably know by now, Mum
has written a biography about Dad and her time with him and I have
provided the Foreword. I am immensely proud of her achievement - it's an honest and truthful account of the ten years they shared together - half his adult life! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the truth, the real truth about Dad and his life with Mum. The book is called John' and is published on 26 September 2005.

And the second is a TV profile of Dad which will transmit on BBC
Television in October. I very, very rarely take part in shows like
this but I was impressed with the integrity of the company who are making it for the BBC and their commitment to making it a balanced and
thoughtful programme.
I expect there will be lots of other programmes and profiles
commemorating and celebrating Dad on and around 8 December . for Mum and me that day will be one of private remembrance.


Julian.
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Postby Mike B. on Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:13 pm

Very interesting words/thoughts.

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Postby Axe Grinder on Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:20 pm

Julian & his mom were abandoned by John..I really do not care how great a muscian is considered to be by the whole world..He was a dick to them..
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Re: Dad

Postby AC50 on Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:24 pm

Axe Grinder wrote:Julian & his mom were abandoned by John..I really do not care how great a muscian is considered to be by the whole world..He was a dick to them..


Why do people pass judgement on other people and their private lives?
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Postby runmikeyrun on Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:25 pm

what do you know, a musician/celeb who DIDN'T throw in some political statement at the end!!
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Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:43 pm

Two side to every story for sure.
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Re: Dad

Postby Tonemaster on Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:49 pm

Axe Grinder wrote:Julian & his mom were abandoned by John..I really do not care how great a muscian is considered to be by the whole world..He was a dick to them..


C`mon now,,,tell us how you really feel. Like it or not,,Lennon was a huge influence. You also have to remember that at that time in his life, he went from a hard working regular musician, to a huge sensation in a short period of time, with all sorts of temptations being laid at his feet daily. He was only human, and probably made a few mistakes. Life goes on, and time heals all.

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Postby pckpat on Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:58 pm

well.lennon was no saint, i think everyone would agree on that point, even himself.but to vilify him to the extent that many have, i find unfairly harsh.how many great artists have had no personality flaws? few that i can think of. he brought me a great deal of joy in my formative years with his music and iconoclastic outlook :lol: he may have been a dick to his loved ones at times, but i feel a lot more sympathy toward his first wife cynthia, than to yukko ono(oops, sorry-that should have read YOKO oh-no) :D
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Postby TubeGetter on Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:44 pm

I guess the thing that bothered me the most about Lennon as a person was that he was constantly on a soapbox telling other people what they should or shouldn't be doing, yet he didn't have his own shite together. I think that's why he gets so much flack. Other artists that had much worse problems but kept more to themselves never got nearly as much criticism.
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Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:47 pm

For John it was about finding out and being comfortable with who John was. How long did it take any one of us (without the temptations of stardom) to figure out who and what we were about? Listen to the tracks on double fantasy, there are a lot of open windows in there. :wink:
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Postby ToneBone on Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:21 pm

I loved John Lennon up through Rubber Soul. After that he wasn't the same guy to me. Just a bunch of hippy dippy BS. That's okay because Jimi came along shortly thereafter and blew the roof off the place.
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Postby AC50 on Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:54 pm

Where's the respect? If it hadn't been for John Lennon, rock and roll would would still be crewcuts and surfboards, and many of us would have never gotten into music in the first place.

All hail John Lennon!

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Postby TubeGetter on Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:12 am

I think everybody respects what he did musically in the Beatles.
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Postby AC50 on Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:21 am

TubeGetter wrote:I think everybody respects what he did musically in the Beatles.


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Postby hassanchop on Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:26 am

AC50 wrote:Where's the respect? If it hadn't been for John Lennon, rock and roll would would still be crewcuts and surfboards, and many of us would have never gotten into music in the first place.

All hail John Lennon!
Well, I don't know about that, after all, there was another popular band at the same time as the Beatles called the Rolling Stones. And who gives a damn about the haircut? All that fashion stuff is for the posers, anyway...
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