Here Comes the Son

 

rolling stone magazine 1985

That was the headline that draped the June 6, 1985 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine when they featured a cover article on John’s son Julian, who, back then, was breaking into the music business with rave reviews of his first album, “Valotte”, that featured haunting vocals reminiscent of his late father, who had only been gone for five years.

Julian's Photo Exhibit

 

Well, on a week that is traditionally sad for Lennon fans, a white feather has landed, inviting art lovers to celebrate Julian’s photography on display at Overture Contemporary Art Fair going on through Sunday December 9th in the Wynwood section of Miami, the newest, hippest, trendiest “must be seen at” artsy-fartsy section of Miami.

Joe J interviews Julian Lennon

Joe J interviews Julian Lennon

 

Julian is in town for a photograph and a smile, a dozen or so actually, hung on the wall of the temporary gallery at Overture. Julian will chat, smile, sign and be more than happy to sell you a framed photograph or a numbered print.  Beatle Brunch Host Joe Johnson spent some time with Julian on Tuesday to talk about his photographs, his new (upcoming) CD “Everything Changes”, his dad and his favorite charity, and how they’re related.  Julian told Joe that one of the reasons he loves photography so much is because it’s one area where he can’t be compared to his father.

wide shot of julian's photo exhibit

wide shot of julian’s photo exhibit

Julian’s charity of choice is The White Feather Foundation, one he came up with that embraces environmental and humanitarian issues throughout the world, with an heavy emphasis on water conservation and purification, particularly in the poorer sections of the world.

his book of Memorabilia photos

his book of Memorabilia photos

 

Julian also sings on a track from the new Aerosmith CD “Music From Another Dimension”.  When Joe mentioned they were playing locally Sunday night, the night Julian’s exhibit closes, there were raised eyebrows, thinking the “Son” might like to shine at a guest appearance at the show.  Sadly, though, Sunday also marks the 32nd anniversary of the day John Lennon was taken from us, so his showing is highly unlikely, understandably so.

Aerosmith's new CD

 

Read more about Julian’s causes, his photography, his music and his long time friend Lucy, who passed away in 2009 from Lupus, a charity that Julian also embraces.  Go to www.julianlennon.com and listen to Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch for excerpts from Joe’s interview with Julian.  You’ll also be able to find the entire interview in the Beatle Brunch Club downloads section and a video in the After Brunch section of www.beatlebrunchclub.com.  Members can hear each week’s show on demand and “Old Brown Shows”, Beatle Brunch Classics.

See Julian’s photographs at Overture Contemporary Art Fair in the Wynwood section of Miami, 3400 Buena Vista Drive. http://www.overtureartfair.com

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About beatlebrunch

Joe is a nationally syndicated radio personality and voiceover artist, host and creator of Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch and The Music Host of special events and concerts, including "The Flower Power Cruise" and "70's Rock & Romance Cruises" sailing annually. Joe J is the local host of NPR's Morning Edition on 91.3 WLRN - Miami, heard from Key West to Jupiter FL weekdays from 5-9 am. Joe's married to the Deer-loving Coop. They live in Plantation, FL, where they love cooking and enjoying Indian food, classic cars (especially convertibles and Jeeps), appreciate fitness, travel, and almost anything outdoors, including making wacky videos. You can find Joe J on Twitter @joejohnsononair & @beatlebrunch, on his member website www.brunchradio.com, on Instagram as Beatle Brunch as well as @ www.johnsonvoice.com. Meanwhile, follow Joe's classic car Twitter as well @classicshowcars.
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