In a recent interview with Sputnik News of Russia, John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird has shared her opinion about what if John were still alive today.
“How do you feel John’s music career would have progressed had he lived to the present day?”
“I really don’t know, but I think with the starting over, if you take the words from if you go back slightly.
One of my favourites at the moment is watching the wheels, so he’s having his break, Sean’s coming to school time, and he’s obviously whipped up a fantasy that they’re going back into the studio, and the very title starting over suggests to me, and another one stepping out, that he was about to step out back into the musical world, maybe the writing world, maybe the art world.
He was a multi-talented creative man. I can’t imagine him leaving music behind, but then I’m making that up, aren’t I? I’m imagining what someone might do, we just don’t like to think of him leaving it behind.”
She also explained the misconceptions about The Beatles, and said:
“There are lots. He had a very tough, chippy, chirpy exterior but he was actually as soft as jelly underneath, and not many people really bothered, they were enjoying the chippy chirpy interviews and they were able to criticise him, and they didn’t really look much beyond.
To be fair, John wouldn’t have let them much beyond either, but there was a completely different John from the one that you saw.”
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