Category: Julian Lennon

On this day in music history: October 15, 1984 – “Valotte”, the debut album by Julian Lennon is released. Produced by Phil Ramone, it is recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, Beartracks Recording Studio in Suffern, NY, A&R Studios, Clinton Recording Studios, and The Hit Factory in New York City from February – August 1984. The first album from the eldest son of rock icon John Lennon, the then twenty one year old singer, songwriter, and musician works with veteran producer and engineer Phil Ramone (Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Chicago), with Lennon writing or co-writing nearly all of the songs himself. The album features a number of notable guest musicians including The Muscle Shoal Rhythm Section (Barry Beckett (keyboards), David Hood (bass), and Roger Hawkins (drums)), Ralph MacDonald (percussion), Marcus Miller, Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Brecker (saxophone), Jon Faddis (trumpet), Martin Briley (guitar) and Jean “Toots” Thielemans (harmonica). Listeners and critics are immediately taken with the younger Lennon whose singing voice and physical presence bares more than a passing resemblance to his late father, and with the quality of the material on his first recording effort. It spins off four singles including “Too Late For Goodbyes” (#5 Pop), “Say You’re Wrong” (#21 Pop) and the title track (#9 Pop). “Valotte” peaks at number seventeen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: October 15, 1984 – “Valotte”, the debut album by Julian Lennon is released. Produced by Phil Ramone, it is recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, Beartracks Recording Studio in Suffern, NY, A&R Studios, Clinton Recording Studios, and The Hit Factory in New York City from February – August 1984. The first album from the eldest son of rock icon John Lennon, the then twenty one year old singer, songwriter, and musician works with veteran producer and engineer Phil Ramone (Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Chicago), with Lennon writing or co-writing nearly all of the songs himself. The album features a number of notable guest musicians including The Muscle Shoal Rhythm Section (Barry Beckett (keyboards), David Hood (bass), and Roger Hawkins (drums)), Ralph MacDonald (percussion), Marcus Miller, Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Brecker (saxophone), Jon Faddis (trumpet), Martin Briley (guitar) and Jean “Toots” Thielemans (harmonica). Listeners and critics are immediately taken with the younger Lennon whose singing voice and physical presence bares more than a passing resemblance to his late father, and with the quality of the material on his first recording effort. It spins off four singles including “Too Late For Goodbyes” (#5 Pop), “Say You’re Wrong” (#21 Pop) and the title track (#9 Pop). “Valotte” peaks at number seventeen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts

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Bill Wyman during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in London on December 10,1968. 

Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Lennon and

Donyale Luna

during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in London on December 10,1968. 

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Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts

and

Bill Wyman during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus at Internel television studio in London on December 10,1968. 

John Lennon at home with his son Julian Lennon, 1968.

Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts

and

Bill Wyman during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus at Internel television studio in London on December 10,1968. 

John Lennon with his wife, Cynthia, and their son Julian at their Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, England, 1965.

Photos by Robert Whitaker

Brian Jones, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey,

Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Keith Moon,

during rehearsals for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus at Internel television studio in London on December 10,1968.