Sean Lennon to host anniversary show for his father, John, on his 80th birthday

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John Lennon would had been 80 on nine October

For the primary time, Sean Ono Lennon has interviewed Sir Paul McCartney about his dating together with his father, John.

“I glance again on it now like a fan,” says Sir Paul of assembly Lennon.

“How fortunate was once I to satisfy this unusual Teddy Boy off the bus, who performed tune like I did and we get in combination and boy, we complemented every different!”

The dialogue shall be a part of a different two-part Radio 2 programme, John Lennon at 80, marking what would had been the overdue Beatle’s birthday.

All through the chat, Sir Paul additionally performs one of the crucial first ever Lennon-McCartney songs, Simply A laugh.

Written as the teens performed truant from college, it hasn’t ever been formally recorded – even if a snippet was once in the past heard within the Beatles’ Let It Be film.

Talking to Sean, Sir Paul admitted his first makes an attempt at writing with John “were not excellent”.

“In the end, we began to write down rather higher songs after which loved the method of studying in combination such a lot that it in point of fact took off.”

The documentary may also characteristic interviews with Sean’s half-brother, Julian, and his godfather Sir Elton John.

Radio 2 boss Helen Thomas stated: “John Lennon is without doubt one of the Radio 2 target market’s most well liked and best-loved musicians, so we are overjoyed and honoured that Sean’s first ever radio programme by which he talks at period about his father, along his brother Julian, Paul McCartney and Elton John, shall be broadcast on our community.”

The programmes shall be to be had on three and four October, forward of Lennon’s birthday on nine October.

The superstar was once shot lifeless outdoor his New York condominium in 1980. Previous this week, it emerged that his killer, Mark Chapman, had apologised to Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, at a parole listening to in August.

“I simply wish to reiterate that I am sorry for my crime,” Chapman instructed the parole board on the Wende Correctional Facility in New York.

“It was once a particularly egocentric act. I am sorry for the ache that I led to to her [Ono]. I take into consideration it all the time.”

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