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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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Cynthia Lennon Dies from Cancer

In Memory of: Sep 10, 1939 - Apr 1, 2015

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MakingCents wrote on February 27, 2015, 10:17 PM

Hey Jude...

johnmariow wrote on February 27, 2015, 10:36 PM

I always liked the Beatles and that did not change when John Lennon made the comment about Jesus. I can understand why some Christians were upset with John Lennon. I don't think they did any concerts in the United States after that comment.

Lennon made his offending comment in 1966. The album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band came out in 1968 and topped the charts for 6 weeks.

MegL wrote on February 27, 2015, 10:57 PM

Kids all have parents, something to do with heredity, I think. Some parents are an easy act to follow, some a nightmare.

peachpurple wrote on February 28, 2015, 12:04 AM

i didn't know that john lennon didn't do his fatherly part.

crowntower wrote on February 28, 2015, 12:46 AM

No one and nothing last when you go against God. It is better for us to tie our tongue so curses will fell upon our lives. The sad thing is it does not stop in us but the curse fell up to third and fourth generation, unless the generation would know who Christ is, and ask for forgiveness .. only then the curses will be cut from that generation who acknowledge and accept Jesus us their Lord and Savior.

Squidwhisperer wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:57 AM

Sorry - bull%$#@. You have no better grasp of "God" than any other breathing person. What you're advocating is slave/master culture.

WordChazer wrote on February 28, 2015, 4:48 AM

He should either change his name or live up to his father's legacy. Zowie Bowie is now Duncan Jones and free from his father's name, has managed to make a successful career of his own in film.

And by the way, I agree with you about John Lennon, sacrilege though it may be to some.

Last Edited: February 28, 2015, 4:49 AM

micksy1983 wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:04 AM

interesting post, it must have been difficult to live up to his dads legend

catsholiday wrote on February 28, 2015, 7:05 AM

It was very sad. We saw the exhibition he and his Mum put on in Liverpool and it was very moving

goodselfme wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:00 AM

WE all have choices to make whether we are in Hollywood or other celeb status. Some of these offspring make very bad choices in their lives. You give a good write up here.

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:03 PM

My son only knows of The Beatles because he heard me and his dad playing their music. He has some of their albums in his music collection. I think it's very evident – since kids who didn't even see John, Paul, George and Ringo on the Ed Sullivan Show – listen to them, that America did not fall out of love with The Beatles. :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:05 PM

Like I said. Check with Paul McCartney. Don't take my word for it.

Kasman wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:06 PM

He kept his name in an attempt to cash in on his father's fame. He should have changed his name and stood on his own two feet in the music world. Any true talent he has would have come out then.

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:09 PM

Do you think Michael Jackson's kids might want to have a go at the entertainment business? They say the youngest one - "Blanket" - has got skills! Same thing with James Brown. He's got a kid from his last wife who used to be one of his backup singers. Maybe his little boy might give it a go at being an entertainer. Big shoes to fill!

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:15 PM

Lots of children of celebrities do change their name and/or use their mom's maiden name. Emilio Esteves who is Martin Sheen's son used his mom's unmarried name. Charlie Sheen however couldn't do that since the boy look just like his daddy! Changing a name is easy. But changing your looks? Not sure it would be worth it!! Good comment. :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 28, 2015, 2:24 PM

When his father passed away he did get an inheritance from the Lennon estate; although I heard he was not satisfied with Yoko Ono's “generosity”. For people who would have enjoyed his music, I say it's too bad he didn't make it in the music business. But for his personal life, he's not exactly living like a pauper so it's not as if he was prevented from making an honest living and has to beg on the streets. He can invest his inheritance wisely and sing at charity events for free. I don't feel that bad for him.

inertia4 wrote on February 28, 2015, 8:34 PM

cmoneyspinner I don't know a lot about John Lennon's personal life. But I do know and remember reading that he left his first wife. I thought he supported his child. It is all a shame. Really. And yes, to this day people still compare him to his father. Even his other son from Yoko.

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 28, 2015, 8:57 PM

Supplying money as financial support and being a good father don't always equal. The man is dead now. He can't fix anything he did in this life.

CoralLevang wrote on February 28, 2015, 9:30 PM

When I was in the Air Force from 1973-75, I went to see a show on the base put on by Sinatra Jr. It was a great show.

agvulpes wrote on March 1, 2015, 6:06 AM

As the old song goes "The times they are are a changing" ??? Poor ? Julian was probably not born at the right time to be a success! I believe that Bing Crosby also had a son who was a very good singer but never could 'quite get there' ?

inertia4 wrote on March 1, 2015, 9:41 AM

cmoneyspinner I know the difference between supporting someone financially and being there. I didn't know that. But then again, do we really know anyone.

Lushlala wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:38 PM

Yes, I too didn't know this about John Lennon not stepping up. -and where was Yoko at this time? Granted, I like the Beatles music but have never really read too much about their lives beyond music. Oh well, we learn something every day. Thanks for posting, cmoneyspinner :)

Lushlala wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:40 PM

LOL indeed!

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 2, 2015, 8:46 PM

It's clear you're a woman who appreciates "standards", I liked the comment you left on my profile. :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 2, 2015, 9:04 PM

Yes we know people. But we probably don't know celebrities. But so what! You get to talk about them, get all up in their business, don't earn hardly anything for expressing your perspectives, opinions and thoughts about their lives; and they still keep raking in the cash long after they're dead!! :) Michael Jackson, James Brown, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra ... all of them making money from their graves!

inertia4 wrote on March 3, 2015, 8:21 PM

cmoneyspinner I know hat you mean. Yes they do continue to make money years after they are dead. But there is a market for it. And their families or agents or record companies will continue to do it as long as people are buying it.