Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oct. 9: Seán Lennon - John's youngest son - is 38 today.

Born Seán Taro Ono Lennon New York City, Seán is a singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist and actor. He is John Lennon and Yoko Ono's son and shares his birthday with his Dad.

After Sean's birth, John became a house husband, doting on his young son until his murder in 1980. Sean was educated at the exclusive private boarding school Institut Le Rosey in Rolle Switzerland and earlier at New York's private Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Dalton School. He later attended Columbia University, though only for three semesters before focusing on his music career.

His debut into the music world came at the age of five, reciting a story on his mother's 1981 album Season of Glass. From childhood into his teen years Sean continued to collaborate with his mother, contributing vocals and receiving production credit on her solo albums It's Alright (I See Rainbows), Starpeace and Onobox.
With half-brother Julian
At 16 Sean co-wrote the song "All I Ever Wanted" with Lenny Kravitz for his 1991 album Mama Said. By 1995 Sean had formed the band IMA to play alongside his mother on her album Rising. Sean also made appearances in film, featured in the cast of Michael Jackson's 1988 "Moonwalker" and portraying a teenager experiencing visions of various M. C. Escher paintings in Sony's 1990 promotional short-film Infinite Escher.

Lennon's solo album, Into the Sun, was released in 1998. A music video for "Home," a single from the album, was directed by Spike Jonze and enjoyed extended airplay on MTV.

In 1999, Sean's EP Half Horse, Half Musician was released featuring new tracks such as "Heart & Lung" and "Happiness" as well as remixes of songs from Into The Sun.

In 2001 on national television, Sean performed Beatles classics "This Boy", "Across the Universe" and "Julia" alongside Robert Schwartzman, Rufus Wainwright and Moby for "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music."

Soon after,  Seán faded out of the spotlight. However he collaborated with various bands and artists as a session musician and producer.

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For more about Seán, visit his Website at -


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