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Julian Lennon has revealed the beloved Beatles track “Hey Jude” was written about him.
The 59-year-old didn’t have a good relationship with his dad John Lennon after he divorced Julian’s mom Cynthia and married Yoko Ono.
He did reconcile with his father before his tragic murder in 1980, though. Speaking to Elton John for the latest episode of his “Rocket Hour” radio show, Julian discussed his new album Jude, titled after his childhood nickname, Smooth Radio reported.
He also said of the classic Beatles hit, “‘Hey Jude’ was in fact, ‘Hey, Jules’ in its initial stages.
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The Beatles John Lennon proclaimed that their rival's song was the greatest track he had ever heard.
The Fab Four - although they cut their popularity short - successfully released hit songs that still earn attention nowadays. Among their tracks that became timeless include "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Don't Let Me Down," "Get Back," "Yesterday," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," to name a few.
Despite having that list of songs, Lennon fell in love with a rival's song again, and he ended up listening to it repeatedly.
In 1965, the late musician listened to one of The Beach Boys' songs during one of his interviews. As soon as he heard "The Little Girl I Once Knew," he told the interviewer to turn the volume up since it was the greatest hit he had ever heard.
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Anyone who had an all-consuming crush on a celebrity as a teen has likely daydreamed about what it would be like to meet and fall in love with that celebrity—and it's okay to admit it! Plenty of us have memories of hanging a poster (or 20) on our bedroom walls, imagining the day we'd go to a concert and our favorite singer would pick us out of the crowd. Though that's usually not how reality goes, for a very few lucky fans, that's exactly how their love stories began. It may sound like a plot straight out of a movie (or a really juicy fan fiction), but it's happened before. More than one teen idol has ended up married to a fan. Read on to hear about 15 such heartthrobs and how they met their future spouses.
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George Harrison and Eric Clapton had an interesting friendship. In the early 1960s, they became close. However, their relationship entered choppy waters when Clapton fell in love with Geoge’s wife, Pattie Boyd. George and Boyd’s marriage began to disintegrate. The two friends then engaged in a guitar battle for Boyd’s love.
In 1964, George met actor and model Pattie Boyd on the set of The Beatles’ first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night. That first day they met, George asked Boyd to marry him. She was with someone, but their relationship had fizzled out. So, Boyd broke up with her boyfriend and started seeing George.
They married in 1966. George wrote one of his best love songs, “Something,” about her. However, their marriage started to crack in 1970, when George found out that Clapton loved Boyd.
Clapton met Boyd in London and played her “Layla,” a song he wrote for her.
I’ve had the honor of knowing May Pang for a long time. She’s a great lady, a survivor in rock and roll and life.
Her story about her time with John Lennon has been told in bits and pieces over the years in interviews and books she’s published. But finally there’s a documentary and it’s mind blowing, lovely, funny, touching, and poignant. Every Beatles and Lennon fan will want to see it, own it, live in it.
Three directors — Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, Stuart Samuels — are responsible for “The Lost Weekend: A Love Story.” The film quickly covers May’s early life, then cuts to her working for Apple Records, Allen Klein, and finally John Lennon and Yoko Ono. This is before they lived in the Dakota.
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George Harrison recalled playing The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” in Hamburg. He became friends with Eric Clapton around this time.
“Twist and Shout” became a huge hit in the United States.
The Beatles‘ “Twist and Shout” became one of the Fab Four’s most famous covers. George Harrison revealed why he became sick of the song. Notably, the cover performed differently on different charts.George then became much more critical of The Beatles’ time in Hamburg. “Even when we sold records and started doing a lot of tours, it was a bit of a drag because we’d go on the road and we’d play the same tunes to different people and then we’d drop a few and add news ones all the time, but basically it was the same old tunes,” he said.