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Entertainment 'Proper son of Liverpool': John Lennon's sister remembers him on 80th birthday

05:25  09 october  2020
05:25  09 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Lennon ' s sister Julia Baird, the honorary president of the site, said it was "fitting" the Steinway She added that bringing his piano to the site to mark his 80 th birthday was a "wonderful gesture" which would "bring joy to the hundreds of thousands of people who visit Liverpool every year to get closer

John Lennon's sister is celebrating his 80th birthday with a series of special events in Liverpool.

a close up of John Lennon wearing a hat and sunglasses: John Lennon lived in Liverpool until he was 23. Pic: Robert Deutsch © Other John Lennon lived in Liverpool until he was 23. Pic: Robert Deutsch

Julia Baird is one of the stewards of the Beatles star's legacy, which she describes as "anti-war, equality, diversity - all the things that we've gotten nowhere with, that we're still talking about today".

Like Lennon, Ms Baird is a champion of social causes, particularly in Liverpool.

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She is the honorary president of Strawberry Field, the site immortalised in the hit Beatles song which is now a tourist attraction.

The piano used by John Lennon to write peace anthem Imagine is going on display there today.

Visitors to the exhibition will be supporting the Steps to Work programme, which helps young adults with learning disabilities get work experience - something Julia is passionate about.

Julia Baird sitting on a bench in front of a piano: Julia Baird poses with the piano Lennon wrote Imagine on. Pic: Ant Clausen © Other Julia Baird poses with the piano Lennon wrote Imagine on. Pic: Ant Clausen

The piano has previously been exhibited twice at The Beatles Society, another Liverpool museum Ms Baird works with as an ambassador, where a set of previously unseen photographs of Lennon are going on display.

a person standing in front of a building: John Lennon poses for a publicity stunt. Pic: Robert Deutsch © Other John Lennon poses for a publicity stunt. Pic: Robert Deutsch

The black and white pictures of the musician were taken in New York on 17 October 1974 by Robert Deutsch.

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John Lennon ' s sister Julia Baird, 72, sat down with DailyMailTV for an exclusive interview where she recalled the early days of The Beatles at The Cavern Club. Lennon insisted he was at his happiest during those heady days when the Four Liverpudlians rocked out on the Cavern stage, Baird said.

Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool . Already as a child (pictured here with his mother Julia), Lennon was more interested in various musical instruments than in Lennon and McCartney were the band' s main songwriters and fought their battles early on to impose their own ideas.

Lennon had been at the Beacon Theatre to pose for some images to promote Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road, a musical loosely based on the Beatles.

One of the publicity shots shows Lennon changing the sign of West 74th Street on Broadway to read "Sgt Pepper Way". A replica of the sign will also go on show.

Lennon then went inside the theatre and started playing music on an organ.

"He was really nice and really charming, and really easy to talk to," Mr Deutsch said, "even though I was a little nervous because he was a Beatle and I was a big Beatles fan."

a man wearing a hat and a piano: John Lennon played the organ for photographers at Beacon Theatre on 17 October 1974. Pic: Robert Deutsch © Other John Lennon played the organ for photographers at Beacon Theatre on 17 October 1974. Pic: Robert Deutsch

He told Sky News he couldn't sell the images to any of the publications he was working for, including Newsweek and Time. But now, they're priceless.

After visiting The Beatles Story in Liverpool, he got in touch with staff to tell them about the photographs he had kept in storage for 45 years.

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Yesterday, the well wishes and birthday greetings flooded in from across the world to acknowledge Yoko Ono' s 80 th year on the planet. But the peace activist and artist celebrated her special day in Berlin with her only son Sean. Enjoying a 'breakfast of champions' Yoko and her friends continued the

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The pictures were taken long after the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970.

Lennon's sister told Sky News the break-up was the result of "constant screaming" by fans.

She said: "If anybody ever says, 'Why did they stop touring in 1966?' The fans themselves were responsible for that."

During the band's last live concert in San Francisco, she said their music could not be heard over the noise from the audience. Lennon is reported to have said on stage: "This is it, we're not doing this again".

"That's what fame had done: no one was listening," she added.

The stars had needed some space to "recoup their energies".

Fans who visit the Sgt Pepper Way exhibition at The Beatles Story will also be able to see Lennon's last piano and enjoy an immersive experience in the updated Imagine White Room, which is based on the set in the song's music video.

"It's an emotive room," said Diane Glover, one of the museum's curators. "A lot of people who go in there usually come out crying."

She told Sky News it was their mission is to uphold the legacy of the Beatles in Liverpool, which is their birthplace.

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Reflecting on the city's relationship with Lennon, his sister said he was a "proper son of Liverpool" who didn't want to leave when he was 23.

It was Brian Epstein, the group's manager, who pressured them to move to London for work opportunities.

She had no idea he'd turn out to be so famous, despite him being a gifted musician and "all the rehearsals that were going on in our kitchen".

a painting hanging on a wall: Sgt Pepper Way exhibition at The Beatles Story opens on 9 October © Other Sgt Pepper Way exhibition at The Beatles Story opens on 9 October

She said: "If your brother was, say, very good at maths at 15, would you immediately think he's going to run Goldman Sachs bank one day?"

a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Lennon's glasses at The Beatles Society are insured for more than £1m © Other Lennon's glasses at The Beatles Society are insured for more than £1m graphical user interface, application: The photographs of Lennon at The Beatles Society were taken on film © Other The photographs of Lennon at The Beatles Society were taken on film

Sean Ono Lennon on remixing father's music: It was therapy .
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Ono Lennon’s first experience re-working his father’s catalog was terrifying and intimidating, but he had two main goals in mind to keep him on track: Preserve his father’s message in the songs and help the late icon’s music reach a younger audience. On Friday, which would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, “GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES” will be released and includes 36 tracks hand-picked by Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon, who serve as executive producer and producer on the project. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP) On Friday, which would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, “GIMME SOME TRUTH.

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