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Starting Monday November 29th, http://www.choiceradio.com will be featuring Julian Lennon all week on their website! There will be song samples as well as voting on the songs which puts you in the drawing for some cool Julian prizes including T-Shirts, Posters, CDs and 6 Autographed Limited Edition Photograph Smile Promotional box sets ;-)
On Thursday, December 2nd, ABC is scheduled to run the 20/20 Downtown special on Julian which was pre empted this last week.
AND top the week off.... Julian will be doing a LIVE CHAT!!! via http://www.choiceradio.com on December 3rd at 9pm EST! And the winners of the drawing will be announced during the chat so be sure to VOTE!
There will also be the regularly scheduled chat at the Yahoo club on Wednesday at 10pm EST to start off all the excitement!
Have a great week! And Happy Thanksgiving - CJ
The Julian Lennon mailing list posted the following this morning:
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On Tuesday November 2nd, EMI Music Publishing acquired a 51% interest in Hit & Run Music Publishing for 11.5 million. ($18.975 million). Hit & Run is owned by Phil Collins' manager, Tony Smith, and Jon Crawley who will continue running the company. The Hit & Run catalog includes copyrights by Genesis and Phil Collins as well as Julian Lennon, Kula Shaker, Right Said Fred and others. The Hit & Run management company which represents Phil Collins, Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics etc will not be affected by the deal nor will Hit & Run Productions.
Julian was managed by Hit & Run during Mr. Jordan and Help Yourself...
Read the entire new release HERE.
Broadcast.com is offering an interview they did with Julian on August 22nd as well as the entire Deep Ellum Live Concert in Dallas, TX on August 23rd on there site at: http://www.broadcast.com/music/concerts/julianlennon/
Their site reads:
It is a great interview and concert! Check it out! - Thanks Pat!
On Sunday, the 26th of September, Julian and band performed at the China Club in NYC for approximately 250 people at the Audio Engineering Society's Convention. The set was pretty much the same as played on the recent tour minus "Photograph Smile."
On the 2nd of October, Julian attended Cheap Trick's concert at 'Arcadia' a club on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. Julian was at the concert but did not join the band on the stage.. according to reports on Deja news he did hang around outside the entrance after the show and had pictures taken with fans..
In the October 5th edition of New York's Daily News' Daily Dish (a gossip column), columnist Mitchell Fink says: "After Julian Lennon sang 'Happy Birthday' to his girlfriend, Rosa, he went around to three other birthday celebrants at the upper East Side restaurant Brunelli's and sang to them, too." ~ Interesting Julian's girlfriend's name is Lucy... but then will in NYC I read another report that Julian was dating the girl from Cibo Mato?!?! - Oh well..
An interview done with Retro Rewind the end of August can now be heard at http://www.retrorewind.com. The 18 minute interview touches on Julian's absence from the music industry, his recent club tour as well as his plans for the next year. Julian also talks the writing of "Crucified," "Photograph Smile," and "I Don't Wanna Know." Be sure to check it out!
The July 27th issue of Cleveland, Ohio's Plain Dealer Newspaper mentions that the "current tour finale on Sept. 1, yet to be announced, will be televised and sponsored by McDonalds and will raise millions for children's charity. After that, Lennon said he will be back in the studio later this year to prepare the follow-up to "Photograph Smile," which was released on his own label, Music from Another Room. He has already recorded enough material for two more CD's." They quote Julian as saying: "I'm writing more and feeling good about it. This is my music the way I want it to be, not some record company executive. If it makes it, that's great. If not, it's all my fault."
Check out the entire article on julianlennon.com HERE. To date nothing has been confirmed on the venue where this concert will be or what television station will carry the concert.
The Annapolis, Maryland concert date has been changed to August 1st vice August 2nd. Julian Lennon and the Push Stars will be performing in conjunction with the "Rock and Roll silent Auction" at the Eastport Cantina, 400 Sixth St., Annapolis, (410) 280-6400 $12 / $10 in advance. Special Thanks to Sujin!
The Associated Press' statement of "Julian Lennon say dad John Lennon would have resented his musical career if he had lived long enough to see it." Takes Julian and his mum Cynthia's comments way out of context. The actual interview gives bit of a different perspective on what was being said:
Julian was not trying to put down his father, he was simply stating a well know fact.. John was insecure in his music.. he even resented Paul's solo career! It is very unfortunate that the AP chose to "crucify" Julian in this manner. Their wording of this issue cause much discussion and bashing of Julian especially in the rec.music.beatles newsgroup where several individuals flamed and criticized Julian to no end once this was released.
More from the Hello! magazine coming soon....
July 15, 199
A band called the 'Push Stars' opened up.
The article discusses a bit about Julian's touring plans stating "It's obvious that Julian is relishing his new-found freedom and the adventure of doing things on his terms. Instead of simply touring the concert-worn trail of Europe, Japan and the US, Julian is touring all over, including South America and other destinations off the beaten track. And rather than zooming through a whirlwind tour, Julian has scheduled his concerts with a few days in each locale to actually meet the fans and learn about the culture of the crowd. But this sensitive sweetie doesn't stop there. The altruistic artist will play two events in each area, donating revenue from one night to a local charity."
Unfortunately, I don't think this is happening this time around though I have been told that several of the tour dates posted are charity events though donations will not be accepted.
Along the lines of touring, the article ends with "Professionally, he's put a lot of effort into his current publicity tour, to reconnect with his fans and to get his music out there. The whole PR blitz isn't his style, he says and that those who know him will understand if he stays off the media-circuit in the future. Which makes us feel awfully lucky to have met this incredibly special person this time around." So you better get out there this time around guys!!
As a rarity, Julian discusses a bit about fiancée Lucy Bayliss...
Claire Harth of Playgirl writes: "While his rare generous spirit and daunting good looks are the stuff that could melt any woman's heart, Julian's finally found peace on the relationship front, as well. It's interesting that Julian, credited with inspiring Paul McCartney to pen the hit "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", recently got engaged to a woman named Lucy, and is ecstatic over the diamond he's presented to her - an antique setting filled with brilliant colored stones."
She quotes Julian as saying: "More so than the idea of marriage per se, the ring is much more a representation of my commitment. We'd talked about the fact that we wanted to spend the rest of our time together, so the ring was a gesture of that commitment. I thought it was important to find something unique and different."
You can check out the complete article as well as a picture of a clothed Julian in the August 1999 issue of Playgirl magazine. Special thanks to Diane for the tidbits!
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