Cynthia Lennon accredit for "(transforming Julian) into
the musician he is today?"
Ray Cooper is correct!
Following John's tragic death Julian became quite aimless. In
Mark Bego's book on Julian, Cynthia talks about this saying: "Like
his father, he flunked out of school and was drifting. I sent
him to stay with Ray Cooper, a percussionist who played with Elton
John, for six months. He virtually saved Julian and 'transformed
him into the musician he is today."