Julian Lennon the Secret Value of Daydreaming

Julian Lennon:

<<I never thought about a Beatles Reunion>>

Pop Rocky 1986 Vol 13 - Translation by Nina

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Have you been very nervous on your first tour? Have you been afraid to go on stage?

Well, actually I wanted to go on tour after my second album, because then I would have had enough song material that would have strengthen my security and self-confidence. But my agent told me that I have to do that first tour because my album "Valotte" was selling so well in the USA. He said that people would forget me very fast if I didn't play live now. I just had 24 hours to decide. Even though I had no idea what would have to be done to go on tour, I knew that these live gigs could be very important for me. So I said yes. In the first two weeks I tried to feel confident on stage but it didn't work. I was soo restless, and the only words I said on stage were: "The next song is…" And these few words I said so quiet that probably nobody understood them. After about two weeks I started to relax more and more and learned to communicate with the audience.

Your father was known for not talking on the phone, and you said yourself that you are too lazy to talk on the phone. Is that still the case?

No, I try to be a professional in every way. In the past I would rather have cancelled all appointments than to follow an exact schedule. And I was always late for these appointments so I couldn't be in time at the next one. I was very very unreliable. Today I am always on time. I have a job and I do everything that will be helpful for my career.

Are you talking on the phone these days?

Yes, of course. Really, I can be very happy to have gotten the chance to make music to my profession. That is what I always wanted to do. I am very thankful that so many people supported me in my wish. That's why I try to do my best if I work together with others.

Probably a lot of people think that it was very easy for John Lennon's son to get a contract.

Well, first I was rejected a few times. A lot of people didn't want to burn their fingers with my name. I wanted to present my demo-tapes much earlier. My father's death kept me waiting for a bit longer. That was the time when there was nothing to do and I hung around in clubs and bars. But I had to wait for some time until all that upset about that tragic incident would calm down, before I could start my own career.

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