The Beatles: John Lennon’s son Julian bumps into Paul McCartney at airport ‘So so lovely!’

 

Paul McCartney and John Lennon had the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of music. Now 42 years after the latter’s untimely death and Macca is still close with his sons Julian Lennon and Sean Ono Lennon. The eldest child of The Beatles legend was delighted to share bumping into “Uncle Paul” today at Heathrow Airport.

Julian, 59, shared a selfie with the 80-year-old Beatles legend and captioned his post on Instagram: “It’s Amazing who you run into in an airport Lounge! None other than Uncle Paul…. So, so lovely, and what are the chances… Thankful….”

In an accompanying photo, McCartney held up a phone pointing to Julian’s new album Jude, which was released in September.

The title of his seventh studio album references the 1968 Beatles song Hey Jude. The track was written by Macca for then the five-year-old first-born son of John Lennon with his first wife Cynthia.

He once told Hit Parader in an interview: “That’s his best song. It started off as a song about my son Julian because Paul was going to see him. Then he turned it into Hey Jude. I always thought it was about me and Yoko but he said it was about him and his.”

Lennon also told Playboy in 1980: “He said it was written about Julian. He knew I was splitting with Cyn and leaving Julian then. He was driving to see Julian to say hello. He had been like an uncle. And he came up with Hey Jude. But I always heard it as a song to me.”

Julian only discovered that Hey Jude’s lyrics were about him almost 20 years after the track was released as a single in 1968. And In 1996 he paid £25,000 at auction for the recording notes of Hey Jude.

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