88.6 Interview from Vienna, Austria
Special Thanks to Su!
|Bernd Sebor: He looks and talks like his father
and he also sings at least as good as Beatle John once did - Julian
Lennon is visiting Vienna this week! He had started his sensational
career with "Too late for goodbyes" in 1984, after that it
was very quiet around him (private problems, changing the record company).
Now he is back again with a new CD called "Photograph Smile".
What I'm the most interested in: What are you doing in your private life? I heard you like skiing!
("Too late for goodbyes")
Bernd Sebor: Today your new CD "Photograph Smile" has been released in Austria. The new single is called "Day after day". What is this song about?
("Day after day")
Bernd Sebor: The greatest Beatles single hit had been created for him and because of him. Paul McCartney wrote it in 1968 when John left his wife Cynthia and little Julian because of his new love Yoko Ono. Paul drove down to Waybridge where they were living and he was singing that song all the time: "Hey Jules, don't make it bad..." - later it was called "Hey Jude". Julian, what does that song mean to you today?
Bernd Sebor: I have to ask Julian about that...there are still these rumors about a Beatles reunion since Live Aid in 1985 when it was said that he would replace his father and do a concert with the other three remaining members. But then it all turned out completely different...the original Beatles reunited in 1995, 15 years after the death of John. To explain this to non Beatles fans - how did that work...Paul, George and Ringo took an old demo of John singing and playing piano and then they added their voices and instruments. Julian, what were your feelings listening to "Free as a bird" for the first time?
("Free as a bird")
Bernd Sebor: Now I have one private question: What are the most important things in your life?
Bernd Sebor: Are you in love at the moment?
Transcription by CJ & Su Translation by
Background/Flowers from the 'Photograph Smile' CD inlet by Angelika Letsch.
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