Sean Lennon maintains that he and brother Julian Lennon have always been close — despite legendary tension and past bad blood between Julian and Sean's mom, Yoko Ono. Julian, who was the first of the Beatles' children, was born in 1963 to John and first wife, the late-Cynthia Lennon. Sean was born 12 years later to John and Yoko on Lennon's 35th birthday.
Sean, who produced the upcoming Lennon compilation, Gimme Some Truth, which drops on his and his dad's birthday — October 9th — spoke to Mojo about the family, revealing, “There’s a lot of misinformation and rumors about Julian and I not liking each other. But we’ve always been very close. He was a real hero to me. There may have been complicated feelings between my mom and Julian. But that never affected us.”
Sean spoke about his emotions regarding his dad's final work, which appeared on 1980's Double Fantasy: “There's a lot of songs on Double Fantasy that I really love. But when I listen to them, another part of me thinks, 'Maybe this wouldn't be my favorite song If I hadn't been there when it was recorded.' Generally the only relationship I have with my dad is through music.”