Many of the children of famous artists want to forge their own paths in life rather than follow in their parents’ footsteps because they are uncomfortable with the idea of being defined by their parents’ achievements.
One of them is Julian Lennon, who is the oldest son of John Lennon, who was a member of the Beatles in the past.
In 2022, Julian discovered a cause that was compelling enough to convince him to go back on what he had previously declared, which was that he would never even try covering “Imagine,” which is one of the most renowned songs that was written by his father.
On April 8, 1963, John and his first wife, Cynthia Lennon, welcomed their son Julian into the world.
Julian, who is now in his 50s and has established a career as a musician, has matured into a person who looks just like his renowned father. Nevertheless, despite the fact that they were indistinguishably similar, their relationship was everything from harmonious.
Even while the family may have seemed to be picture perfect to others, the connections inside the family were everything but.
Julian said that although his father John may have preached love all over the world, he did not demonstrate love very often to his own family.
In spite of these difficulties with his father, Julian has gradually come to understand his family’s history and forgive any previous hurts. In the year 2022, Julian made the decision that he would utilize his influence as a renowned son for the benefit of a humanitarian organization.
An event called “Stand Up For Ukraine” was organized in April 2022 with the purpose of raising money to help individuals who had been impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.
Instantaneously, Julian had the feeling that he wanted to participate, and he made the decision that he would breach his promise to never perform “Imagine.” He uploaded a video on YouTube including a sample of his acoustic cover of the well-known song, and the video has had more than 2.9 million views since it was uploaded.
Julian expressed that he was “overwhelmed with the reception,” despite the fact that he was “fearful” about playing the song. He continued by saying, “The only thing I can say about it is that it was the simplest thing to do, and it was the hardest thing to do.
To answer your question, will he ever do it again? “There have been a few people who have asked me to sing it live, but I keep telling them, ‘No, I’ve already done my part.’ That sums it up well, onward with my job, and with the rest of my life.”