John Lennon’s son, Sean Lennon, turns 35 today, but don’t expect him to go all out on celebrating his big day. He’ll be too busy paying tribute to the memory of his father who has the same birthday, October 9.
Sean Lennon will refrain from throwing himself a big party today as he will be joining his mother Yoko Ono in honoring Lennon.
The pair will perform a special concert in Reykjavik, Iceland and re-light the Imagine Peace Tower in Lennon’s honour.
He explains, “It’s too much of an important day to think of my birthday – it’s all about being there for mum and remembering dad.”
Sean Lennon who was just five years old when his father was fatally shot in 1980, admits that he is still heartbroken over the tragic ordeal.
He adds, “I try not to think, ‘What if?’ But it gets hard for me to imagine what life would have been like if he had lived. I just think it’s sad that I’ve never been able to enjoy an adult relationship (with my dad) like I had with my mum and my friends. But I try not to beat my head against the wall asking what could have been.”
“People think I was too young to remember him but there are lots of things I remember about my dad, like him teaching me how to swim, how to use a knife and fork and him rolling up his cigarettes. I remember him telling me about England and promising he’d take me to (his hometown of) Liverpool. But he never did.”
Will you be celebrating John Lennon’s birthday today? If so, how?