January - March 2001

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Up to MenuJulian sent out an email via the announce list on the official site JulianLennon.com stating that he had purchased a vacation home in the Mediterranean last year and spent the entire year remodeling it...

 Now he is focusing on his music again... He is putting in a studio at his home and is looking for musicians and producers for his next album... Julian has also recorded the Beatles' "Blackbird" for an upcoming tribute to Linda McCartney proceeds from which will benefit the American charity Women Against Cancer. 

Julian will also be working on a cover of  Kevin Gilbert's "Things She Said" for an upcoming tribute album for him... "Things She Said" originally appeared on Toy Manitee's "Toy Manitee" with Julian singing background vocals on the song. - Guest Appearance Discography

Beyond that Julian has been doing a lot of cooking: "anything from Italian to Thai, from English to French. You name it I'll try it." And has been getting into the habit of writing down the recipes in hopes of one day doing a cookbook with either sketches or photographs. He has also been doing a lot of gardening and reaping the benefit of home grown food ...


Up to Menu"Pop & Me" a documentary on fathers and sons which includes an interview with Julian on his father is traveling around the world!

Here are the international video release dates know so far:

  • Canada: 12/19/00
  • Chile: 1/4/01
  • Taiwan: 2/21/01
  • Thailand: 3/1/01
  • Australia: 3/14/01
  • United Kingdom: 3/26/01
  • Singapore: 6/1/01
  • Japan: 6/8/01
  • Mexico: 6/15/01
  • Columbia: 6/15/01
  • Venezuela: 6/20/01
  • Germany: 8/21/01

For more information visit the official Pop & Me website.
Previous "Jules News" bits on "Pop & Me"


Up to MenuVH1 will be re-airing the Julian Lennon Behind the Music on Feb. 12 at 12am EST. VH1's John Lennon the Last Years which has a couple interview clips with Julian be re-airing Feb. 11 at 11pm EST,  Feb. 17 at 1pm EST, and Feb. 21 at 1pm EST. Both interviews were recorded in 1998 for the Julian Lennon Behind the Music... there is one segment in the John Lennon The Last Years which had not been seen before in the Julian Lennon one...


Up to MenuDeirdre O'Donoghue, longtime host of the radio program "Breakfast With the Beatles" was found dead in her Santa Monica home Saturday January 27th by police officers who responded to a report that she had missed a broadcast on KLSX-FM and had not returned phone calls. The coroner's office is investigating the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.

Deirdre did a long interview with Julian during his promotion of Photograph Smile and joked about how she would now see her words transcribed on one of his fan sites... unfortunately the transcription of this interview has yet to be completed which is sad as it was something we had emailed about and she was excited to see... Thanks to Trudy for letting me know about Deirdre's death... CJ


Up to MenuAnnie tells us that last week in her local paper she saw an ad for Rio's Hottest Downloads. All the songs on the Top Ten are available via RollingStone.com and Day After Day is at number 7! The description for the song in the ad was: "From Photograph Smile, his first album in a decade."
Well, not quite a decade but close Thanks Annie!


Up to MenuPress conference & Cynthia Lennon's Portrait Series Signing
Hard Rock Cafe, New York February 9, 2001.
The following is from: http://www.hardrock.com/Events/Calendar/

11.30am Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's first wife, will be at the Hard Rock Cafe signing watercolor portraits she painted of different stages of John's  life. February 9th is also the anniversary of the 'Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show debut. All ages welcome, free event. for more information call 212-489-6565.

Up to MenuDebbie Miller tells us she was recently at the John Lennon Museum in Tokyo, Japan.

I went to the museum last month and enjoyed it immensely. It costs 1,500 yen (approximately $15 U.S. dollars) to gain entry to the museum, but it's worth it!

There were a couple of pictures of Julian there!

I remember, seeing at the museum, a childhood picture of Julian on the wall. He was posed standing by a piano ("Photograph Smile"). I think I saw his VIB pictures from a 1960's magazine, too.... There was just one picture of Cynthia. Her picture is posted on the wall with no background in the photo. She was looking over her shoulder, to the side, facing the camera in her pose.

The museum is mostly focused on John Lennon's accomplishments during his lifetime. I hope this information is helpful to you. The following website is in English:

http://www.taisei.co.jp/museum/index_e.html

Thanks Debbie