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What is Julian Lennon doing now? John Lennon's son and Paul McCartney 'bump into' each other

The eldest child of 'The Beatles' legend was delighted to share bumping into 'Uncle Paul' at Heathrow Airport
UPDATED NOV 13, 2022
John Lenon's (L) son Julian Lennon (C) ran into Paul McCartney (R) at the airport (Hulton Archive/Getty Images and @JulianLenon/Twitter)
John Lenon's (L) son Julian Lennon (C) ran into Paul McCartney (R) at the airport (Hulton Archive/Getty Images and @JulianLenon/Twitter)

The son of late Beatles member John Lennon, Julian, spoke out on Twitter on Saturday, Nov 12, after coming across his late father's former bandmate, Paul McCartney. Paul and John had the most successful songwriting partnership in music history. Between 1962 and 1969, the duo released 180 songs together, according to American Songwriter, which quoted John as saying of McCartney's writing style, "He provided a lightness, an optimism, while I would always go for the sadness, the discords, the bluesy notes."

Taking the memories to social media, Julian tweeted, “It's Amazing who you run into in an airport lounge! None other than Uncle Paul….So, so lovely, and what are the chances… Thankful…." The 59-year-old, who released his album 'Jude' on September 9, 2022, shared a photo of himself and Paul at an airport, along with a photo of Paul showing that he had downloaded Julian’s latest songs on his phone. 


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Julian, named the album after the Beatles hit 'Hey Jude,' which Paul wrote for him when he was five during his parents John and Cynthia Lennon's divorce in 1968. In April, Julian said on the SiriusXM Volume radio show 'Debatable' that he had a "love-hate relationship" with the song. He said, as quoted by People, "The album allowed me to explain what 'Hey Jude' meant to me because the fact of the matter is it was a love-hate relationship. I thought I had heard it enough. I am thankful to Paul for writing it and putting some hope behind what was to come. But the downside of it was it was a dark reminder of what actually went down at the time, the separation."

'Paul and I used to hang about quite a bit'

Born on April 8, 1963, in Liverpool, Julian was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon, as per Smooth radio. Describing John, who wasn't a doting father, Julian once said, "I’ve never really wanted to know the truth about how Dad was with me. There was some very negative stuff talked about me … like when he said I’d come out of a whiskey bottle on a Saturday night. Stuff like that. You think, where’s the love in that? Paul and I used to hang about quite a bit … more than Dad and I did. We had a great friendship going, and there seems to be far more pictures of me and Paul playing together at that age than there are pictures of me and my dad.”

What is Julian Lennon doing now?

The singer-songwriter, who has made numerous talk-show appearances on 'Late Night with David Letterman,' 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' 'The Howard Stern Show,' 'Daybreak,' 'Larry King Now,' 'Chelsea Lately,' and 'The View,' as previoulsy reported, has around 44 million, states Smooth Radio. At present, after releasing 'Jade,' he is working on multiple projects. Talking to Grammy on September 9, 2022, he said, "I've reached that point now where I can breathe, and I'm OK with it all. It's all good." And added, "I'm done with years of working hard emotionally on these albums with nobody really getting to hear anything. So, this is why I ventured off into the land of photography, documentary filmmaking, and children's books, focusing more on the White Feather Foundation. Because I didn't know where music was at. I've got to say, the landscape had changed so much over the last 10 years, as well. I thought, "Well, if I do anything again, I'll just do a couple of singles or EPs and just put them out there for the pleasure of doing it."