Next week marks what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday and to recollect The Beatles legend his son has put collectively a particular Radio 2 present. Sean Lennon, the son of Yoko Ono, has interviewed Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and his half-brother Julian Lennon in two-parter John Lennon at 80. Speaking with Julian, Sean requested if he remembered first realising their father was a member of The Beatles.
Julian stated: “I suppose [I realised] dad was a special character.
“Even again within the day at Kenwood after I was two or three and I used to go to Kindergarten.
“The gates on the decrease driveway of the property – there could be followers there each morning; screaming exterior the doorways at that time.”
The 57-year-old even remembers strolling via the gates previous followers to go to the maid’s youngsters.
John Lennon carried out with Yoko Ono there as a part of a supergroup he referred to as The Dirty Mac.
His fellow bandmates included Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards.
Julian, who was 5-years-old, stated: “I keep in mind excessive ceilings and all I may see was a hall and a purple gentle shining round a nook.
“I simply keep in mind listening to Whiter Shade of Pale and that caught with me perpetually. There are flickering recollections of being there.”
Julian stated he additionally remembered seeing Brian Jones there, who gave his closing efficiency with The Rolling Stones.
The 27-year-old drowned at dwelling seven months later whereas the live performance movie was being edited.
Part 1 of John Lennon at 80 aired final evening and is already on BBC Sounds.
While half 2 airs from 9-10pm tonight on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.