John Charles Julian Lennon, 8 April 1963, Liverpool, England. To embark on a musical career in the same sphere as his late father was a bold and courageous move for Julian Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Cynthia Powell. The universal fame of John Lennon brought the inevitable comparisons, which quickly became more a source of irritation than pride. This awful paradox must have hampered the now low-profile career of a young star that began when he released a commendable debut album in 1984. The album was produced by Phil Ramone and utilised a healthy mix of different musical styles. At times, Julians voice uncannily and uncomfortably mirrored that of Johns, but he was soon scaling the US and UK charts with excellent compositions such as Valotte and the reggae-influenced Too Late For Goodbyes. Lennon was nominated for a Grammy in 1985 as the Best New Act, but success may have come too soon, and he indulged in the usual excesses...
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