The Cornell Club Welcomes Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, photographer, documentarian, and philanthropist.
The son of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia, Julian Lennon parlayed a remarkable vocal similarity to his father into a successful singing career. John Charles Julian Lennon was born on April 8, 1963, in Liverpool, and as a child, inspired several Beatles compositions: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" reportedly arose out of a drawing Julian made of a classmate, and following his parents' divorce, he became the subject of Paul McCartney's sympathetic "Hey Jude". Julian began playing guitar and drums at age ten, adding piano as a teenager; he appeared as a drummer on the track "Ya Ya" on the John Lennon album Walls and Bridges. Following his father's assassination, Lennon decided to pursue a singing career.
His first album, Valotte (1984), was produced by Phil Ramone, who was known for his work with such acclaimed artists as Paul Simon and Billy Joel. The album was a hit: It generated four chart singles, including the Top 10 hits "Valotte" and "Too Late For Goodbyes", and was certified platinum by March 1985.
Lennon is the founder of the global environmental and humanitarian organization The White Feather Foundation. Key initiatives are education, health, conservation, and the protection of indigenous culture.
Each paid attendee will receive Julian Lennon's final book, Love The Earth, in the New York Times bestselling children's trilogy. Bono said about Lennon's Touch the Earth, "I've always admired Julian Lennon's singing, because for all he has seen of the world, his melodies contain such childlike wonder... his words too. Buy this book, and his words turn into actions."
The event will include an interview with Julian Lennon in addition to his book.
11:30am-12:00pm registration, 12:00pm-1:00pm interview. $18 per person, includes a copy of " Love The Earth". Registration is considered final sale upon confirmation. This event is expected to sell out quickly.