May 4th, 1999
Captures and Graphic art by CJ.. Transcription by Diane.. Thanks Diane!!
|Pat O'Brien - And speaking of one of a kind, he
was born with the last name of Lennon, and that has not always been
such a good thing for the son of former Beatle John. Julian Lennon is
once again making his own music, but today he is also looking back at
the event that first thrust him into the limelight. Julian Lennon, from
personal tragedy to musical triumph, is today's Inside Story.
Clip of Julian running through alley at the Dakota
Narrator - It was our real first glimpse of Julian Lennon as a grief stricken teenager, scrambling in and out of his father's, John Lennon's, apartment building, days after John was murdered in 1980. Just 5 when his parents split, Julian was raised by his mom, John's first wife, Cynthia. His relationship with John was always strained up until the day his dad died. But when Julian launched his own music career in 1985, his father's legendary shadow was overwhelming.
Clip of Julian from the video "Too Late for Goodbye"
Narrator - He looked and sounded just like the ex-Beatle
Clip of John singing "Imagine"
Narrator - And the record industry capitalized on it.
Pat O'Brien - Because in my mind, it's like being Picasso's kid or Michelangelo's kid, and some say it's like 'let's see what he can do'.
Narrator - Julian's first album sold millions, but his next four didn't fare nearly as well. Disillusioned, he dropped out of the music biz for much of the 90's.
Narrator - After a 7-year break, Julian has reemerged with a new CD, Photograph Smile.
Clip of Julian singing "I Should Have Known"
Narrator - And who did Paul McCartney share one of his proudest moments with as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Clip of Paul at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony
Narrator - John's son, Julian
Pat O'Brien - You were his guest, right?
Narrator - In fact, through the years, Julian has always seen Paul as an uncle. When his parents divorced in 1968, Paul penned the Beatles classic "Hey Jude" to comfort Julian.
Clip of Paul singing "Hey Jude" with the Beatles
Pat O'Brien - When you hear it, do you go 'hey, that's about me'?
Pat O'Brien - No need to apologize to us. You can see more of Julian Lennon on VH1's Behind the Music Series Thursday May 1. Julian's new CD, Photograph Smile, it's good, is in stores now.
Captures & Graphic Art by CJ Transcription
by Diane Randall
Background/Flowers from the 'Photograph Smile' CD inlet by Angelika Letsch.
'Hey Jules' © 1998 - 2002 CJ Burianek