Happy Birthday to Julian Lennon, who turns 59-years-old today (April 8th). Julian, who is John Lennon's first son with college sweetheart, the late-Cynthia Powell Lennon, holds the distinction of being the first natural child of any the Beatles, being born on April 8th, 1963. Julian is also the first of the next generation to pursue a recording career, and released his critically acclaimed debut set, Valotte — which was produced by the late-Phil Ramone — in October 1984.
Over the years, he's released a total of six albums — The Secret Value Of Daydreaming (1986); Mr. Jordan (1989); Help Yourself (1991); Photograph Smile (1998); and Everything Changes (2011). Since 1984, Julian has scored four Top 40 hits — including the Top Ten hits “Valotte” and “Too Late For Goodbyes.”
Julian has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG ahead of his new album, titled Jude, set to be released later this year. He said in statement, “After working on new music for the past few years, I am happy to have found the perfect partner in BMG, to help me bring this work to light.” No release date is set for the new album.