Mark Burton

Staff member
Jun 27, 2020
London, UK
What can I say about the late, great John Lennon that hasn’t already been said numerous times? He was a brilliant musician, an Avant Garde poet, an outspoken, and sometimes, rebellious visionary, and most certainly, an icon. He was a husband, a father, a lover, and an idol. He was a million different things to a million different people.

But more than that, he was a man. He definitely had his faults, no doubt there. His son Julian Lennon has often been quoted as saying he was a rather poor excuse for a father. In 1998, Julian said “Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world, but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son.” (speaking of the relationship between John, Cynthia, and Julian). Since that interview, Jules has made inner peace with his father’s memory.

Son, Sean Lennon, on the other hand, has many wonderful memories of the man they both call ‘Dad’. “For me, John is still alive. I believe he’s...

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