The 'Howard Stern Show'
February 18th, 1999
|John (Caller): Yeah, hi. I was wondering, about the
time of John's death, I was a Rolling Stone subscriber. The issue right
before his death had an article in there about him and Yoko being at
odds and there was some mention to what was it May Pang
Howard: Yeah, right, we know May.
John: and she was trying to set him up with her.
Howard: So, what's your point?
John: I wonder if Julian ever suspected that maybe there was some conspiracy in his death. I'm not a big advocate of
Howard: Na, what are you saying? Yoko had him killed or something?
John: Yeah, I wonder if there is a possibility.
Howard: We're looking into it, but I don't think so. I think that's gone a little too far.
John: Love your music, Julian.
John: Take care.
Howard: Thank you. Julian, you might want to look into that. You never know. If you can prove that
Howard: Sounds like Richard Bowzer on the phone. Larry, go ahead.
Larry: Yeah, Howard. I listened to Julian last night on David Letterman. The guy was really good. It's really a pleasant surprise.
Howard: Julian's a very good artist. I really like the song. Let me play a little bit of the song, okay? Alright. (starts playing 'Day After Day' which continues playing during the interview) Your music is Beatlesque. It's almost like, you know how they accuse Oasis of being Beatlesque, but you do very much have your father's voice.
Howard: You do. This song makes you very sad. (chorus of 'Day After Day' no one talks) Sean must listen to this and go nuts because he doesn't have the talent.
Robyn: Well, I'm sure Yoko wouldn't like this.
Howard: Oh yeah, Oh yeah
Robyn: It's actually melodic
Howard: Yeah right
Robyn: and you can sing to it.
Howard: Yoko must go nuts. This is why Yoko hates you, because you can sing. I'm telling you man.
Robyn: It's not bird calls.
Howard imitating Yoko: Why he get talent? Why not Sean?
Robyn imitating Yoko: Screw him.
Howard: Screw him. It's a pretty song. I think this song has something to do - I think this song has something to do with the whole dad thing, you know what I mean. I don't know why, maybe I'm reading into it.
Howard: Na, I think you're away from your real home which was your father's loving arms.
Howard: That's what this song is about. You don't know understand what this is about. I do.
Howard: Nice music. So ah you hear anything from
Robyn: Do any of those other Beatles ever do anything for you?
Howard: Funny you say that.
Robyn: They've got more money than God.
Howard: Did you ever hear from Paul?
Howard: He could - Paul's cheap too. He could fork over a little cash.
Howard: There's one common bond.
Howard: The two of you can hate her together.
Robyn: They got together over Yoko
Howard: You can all hate Yoko. What about Elton John? Does he ever acknowledge you? I know that he was sort of in your corner.
Howard: And George you never hear from, right?
Howard: Where do you bump into a guy like George? I thought he was like a recluse. How can you bump into him?
Howard: You do, really? Why am I not in those circles where I bump into anybody?
Robyn: You bump into no one.
Howard: I bump into Regis. (laughter) I really do.
Robyn: Everybody bumps into Regis, though.
Howard: I guess.
Robyn: How's he doing?
Howard: I would think he'd put his arm around him and say, 'Hey, c'mon, Let me be a pal to you. I knew you when you were a little kid and you lost your dad.'
Howard: Don't you sort of like, I mean,
Robyn: I mean, Paul wrote "Hey Jude."
Howard: Big deal, he wrote a song. This kid - I would guess - I mean this isn't Julian's hand, but you ache for your father's love, I'm sure. I'm sure there are nights you lay down and say: 'I only wish I could have known him.'
Howard: Yeah. So, you know George could like, you know, say: 'Hey, c'mon. Let's spend a couple of days talking about the old days and what went on.' Cause he's got to get to know his father. (start hearing 'Cold' playing in the background)
Howard: Yeah, I don't know.
Robyn: George was sick, so I just wondered how he was.
Howard: He's fine. Healthier than me, believe me.
Howard: What did he have? Cancer or something?
Howard: Is he better?
Howard: Where was his cancer?
Robyn: In his throat, wasn't it?
Howard: Oh, man. Ringo we had on a couple of weeks ago, months ago, I don't know.
Howard: He is. Seems like a pretty good guy. You don't want to talk to him. (laughter) Alright
Robyn: He's certainly no father figure.
Howard: He's no father figure that's what I'm saying. Alright, anyway, listen, Julian's album is called Photograph Smile. Now it's going to be out February 23rd. Did you cut a video for MTV?
Howard: Yeah, they were always been supportive of you.
Howard: The record's coming out on Fuel 2000 Records. Was is it one of those?
Howard: Well, it's always good having you here. You're a great guest and I wish you a lot of luck. Come back and see us again.
Howard: Maybe one time you'll come in and perform for us.
Howard: We'll play with you. You don't even need to bring a band. Julian Ok I play keyboards, Jacky plays bass and Fred, I don't - Fred, plays guitar.
Howard: and you've got Scott the bald engineer. He'll get
Scott: And don't forget there's a trumpet player.
Howard: And, of course, you've got trumpets if you need it with a Baba Booie. Great seeing you Julian.
Howard: Julian Lennon everybody. Photograph Smile February 23rd ('Cold' still playing)
Transcription by CJ Burianek & Diane Randall
Background/Flowers from the 'Photograph Smile' CD inlet by Angelika Letsch.
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