25 March 2000
will be re-airing the Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Tonight
Show with Jay Leno episodes which featured Julian last summer next
The episode on Late Night in which Julian sings
"I Don't Wanna Know" and does a short interview with Conan
O'Brien will air Thursday (3/30) night/early Friday morning.
The show was originally taped and aired back on June 18th, 1999. The
transcript is available on Hey Jules -
The episode on the Tonight Show will be the one
where Julian performs "I Don't Wanna Know" and then
talks about how everyone in the band has been mistaken for him at some
point on during the tour.. even red headed John McCurry.. This show
was originally taped and aired back on August 11th, 1999, it and will
re-air on Friday night (3/31)
Check your local listings for exact times.
17 March 2000
will be re-airing their Behind the Music on Julian on March 21st at
6pm EST for anyone who has missed it.
15 March 2000
a general update since I haven't added much here lately with the "Current
Items of Interest" being on the main page..
Several have asked about the version 3 of JL.com that was supposed
to come out the end of January.. it is still in the works. They are
working on a new navigational system as well as a Julian Lennon "shop"
where you will be able to purchase Julian merchandise via credit card..
In the January newsletter, Julian mentioned he is working on getting
another label partnership for the US in order to release a couple of
albums in North America this year. The first is hoped to be a part compellation
album and the second a new album hopefully to be release in the fall/winter.
No further information on either album is known at this time..
Justin Clayton.. Julian's best friend and long time co-writer has released
his own solo album and is on tour below is a press release that was
sent out on February 29th by his record company...
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 29, 2000
FORMER JULIAN LENNON GUITARIST DELIVERS NEW SOLO LP AND HITS
THE ROAD WITH SEBADOH
LIVERPOOL: A decade ago, Brit musician Justin Clayton never
dreamed about making his own album, but with the relentless
urging of his childhood friend Julian Lennon, it was written
in the stars. Justin Clayton - the acclaimed guitarist and co-songwriter
for Julian Lennon on many hits, including the Top 10 "Valotte"
and "Cole's Song" for the movie Mr. Holland's Opus
- delivers his heartbreaking solo LP, Limb on Ultimatum Music,
and hits the road for a string of U.S. West Coast dates with
Sebadoh beginning March 15 in San Diego, Calif. In a recent
interview with teen magazine Jump, Justin quips "I'm not
one of those people who writes when I'm happy or feeling good.
It's the other side of things that makes me feel like doing
music." A former art student, Justin Clayton is soft-spoken
and spotlight shy. His personality is honestly reflected in
his moody 11-track debut Limb. Produced by The Church's Marty
Willson-Piper and rhythmically enhanced by a slew of Nordic
musicians, Limb is a soulful exploration of creative growth,
and accentuates Justin's distinctively British melodic sense
with evocative chord changes and pensive, elliptical lyrics.
CMJ visualizes that "If you could hear the slow, numbing,
post-spike euphoria that overtakes a smack addict, it might
just sound something like Limb." The vocals on Limb may
be superficially reminiscent of Radiohead's Thom Yorke, but
as the Philadelphia Weekly wryly commented: "Get over it."
Justin's prolific song-writing career took off when a publishing
deal with Warner-Chappell resulted in a highly coveted four-song
demo recording. The ethereal poetry of his music piqued Ultimatum's
interest. Limb's first single, "[Sometimes Life's a] Drag"
expands to radio March 21.
Along with the Sebadoh dates, Justin will also be doing performance
rounds at selected Borders' Books & Music. Please see below:
TUE, 3/14 Phoenix, AZ Borders Books 7 PM (in-store)
WED, 3/15 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick (with Sebadoh)
THU, 3/16 Phoenix, AZ Boston's (with Sebadoh)
SAT, 3/18 Austin, TX Babe's Noon ("SXSW" w/ Incredible
SAT, 3/18 Austin, TX Borders Books 5:30 PM (in-store)
SUN, 3/19 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room (with Sebadoh)
TUE, 3/21 Oklahoma City, OK VZD (with Sebadoh)
WED, 3/22 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad (with Sebadoh)
FRI, 3/24 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (with Sebadoh)
SAT, 3/25 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's (with Sebadoh)
SUN, 3/26 Roseville, CA Big Shots (with Sebadoh)
SAT, 4/1 Seattle, WA Borders Books 6 PM (in-store)
SUN, 4/2 Portland, OR Music Millennium 3 PM (in-store)
WED, 4/5 San Francisco, CA Virgin Megastore 5:30 PM (in-store)
FRI, 4/7 Los Angeles, CA Virgin Megastore TBA
For more info on Justin visit effortlesSimplicity
31 Jan 2000
are a couple articles on the upcoming release of John Lennon's murder
I thought some might be interested in:
Sunday Mirror - Jan 23, 2000
Yoko in Family War Over Lennon Killer
John Lennon's family is at war over whether his killer should
be released from jail. Amazingly, Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is
backing a bid for parole by crazed gunman Mark Chapman, now
44. But the move is bitterly opposed by the Beatle legend's
two sons Sean and Julian.
Yoko, who was devastated by Lennon's death, believes Chapman
should be released if psychiatrists rule that he is now sane.
A close friend of Yoko's said: "She is well aware of Sean
and Julian's feelings but she's also a humanitarian - even towards
people like Chapman. "Her beliefs haven't changed over
the years and she practices what she preaches."
In contrast, Sean and Julian - Lennon's sons by Yoko and first
wife Cynthia - will be contesting Chapman's release when the
parole hearing comes up later this year.
Friends say they will never forgive him.
© 2000 Sunday Mirror
LONDON (Reuters) Jan 29, 2000 - Yoko One has admitted she lives
in fear for herself and the two sons of her murdered husband
U.S. parole authorities are preparing to consider the possible
release of Mark Chapman, the obsessed Beatle fan who gunned
down Lennon in 1980 outside his New York apartment.
Fears for the other surviving Beatles have risen sharply since
a knife-wielding intruder broke into the country home of George
Harrison last month and stabbed him.
Yoko Ono, confessing her fears in a statement to the Independent
on Sunday, said: "Unlike in the Sixties, when it was easier
to live our idealism, our recent history shows how we live in
very different times.
"Knowing that our close friend and his family have been
subjected to a violent incident, I am naturally most concerned
about the safety of Julian and Sean.
"I am of course concerned for my safety as well and the
safety of many of our friends who are also in the limelight."
But she firmly quashed media speculation that she had fallen
out with Lennon's sons over whether C------ should be released.
Julian is the son of Lennon's first wife Cynthia, Sean the child
he then had with Yoko.
"Contrary to what has been said in the British press,
Julian, Sean and I have had no discussion yet about the possible
parole of C------ and therefore there has been no feud among
us regarding our views on the subject," she said.
"I am not being indecisive. I am thinking as to how I
could best serve the outcome," Lennon's 67-year-old widow
© 2000 Rueters
14 Jan 2000
News Jan 10, 2000 - Lennon killer up for parole hearing John
Lennon's assassin Mark Chapman will appear before a US state
parole board later this year, which will decide whether he should
be freed - and Lennon's widow Yoko Ono will help them decide.
Chapman, who has served the minimum twenty years of his sentence,
may be released in December this year if he is granted parole.
Ono has the right to request an audience with her husband's
killer, but it's known that John's two sons Sean and Julian
are strongly opposed to Chapman's release. Apparently, Yoko
has refused to discuss her plans with her son and his half-brother
Chapman regularly gets death threats from distraught Beatles
fans, but is protected inside the maximum security Attica Prison.
A friend of Yoko's says, "The point we make to Yoko is
that if he is allowed out, it will only be a matter of time
before someone decides to get the man who got the Beatle. We're
not trying to give her a cop out, but if John Lennon could speak
from the grave I'm sure he would say that it would be wrong
to subject Mark to a situation in which he would almost certainly
be killed, perpetuating the circle of senseless violence."
The date for the parole hearing has yet be decided.