Julian Lennon: 'Beatles Anniversary Was 'Beatles Karaoke''

artist: beatles date: 02/20/2014 category: general music news
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Julian Lennon: 'Beatles Anniversary Was 'Beatles Karaoke''
Julian Lennon has been speaking with Brooklyn Vegan (via Ultimate Classic Rock) about the recent Beatles 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Lennon was conspicuously absent from the show, which saw former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform. As the son of John Lennon notes, he didn't want to watch a "Beatles karaoke session:"

"To me, the last thing I wanted to do was stand in the audience with everybody else ... clapping my hands and being filmed in front of millions while watching a Beatles karaoke session."

While Lennon was unavailable to attend because of his involvement with charitable organization White Feather Foundation, he notes that he would have declined an innovation regardless, preferring a more personal celebration of the band's music:

"Give me the originals any day. I'll listen or watch the originals any day, and that's my cup of tea. That's why I decided that I much more preferred to be in a state of reflection and appreciation and doing something much more subtle and much more heartfelt, in my mind, than the glitz and the glam of those kind of shows."
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