John Lennon’s son recalls final phone call with Beatles star dad before he ...

JOHN LENNON's eldest son Julian Lennon has opened up on the last phone call he received from him, before the former The Beatles star was gunned down in 1980 by Mark Chapman.

PUBLISHED: 13:12, Mon, Oct 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:12, Mon, Oct 5, 2020

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Julian Lennon, 57, revealed that towards the end of his dad John Lennon's life, they shared a final phone call in which they discussed his last ever album Double Fantasy. The father and son were in the midst of repairing their broken relationship following The Beatles star's divorce from his first wife and Julian’s mother Cynthia Powell.

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I told him how much I loved it

Julian Lennon

Julian, who is also a musician, had become estranged from him after he left her for second wife Yoko Ono when he was five years old.

He went to live with his mother in North Wales and rarely heard from his famous dad until the early 1970s when they began to repair their relationship.

However, tragedy struck when John was shot outside his New York apartment on December 8, 1980 by crazed Beatles fan Mark Chapman.

Julian recalled their final conversation: “I was living at mum’s house and I was finishing up at school, and I remember him playing Starting Over over the phone, he just mixed it.

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john lennon beatles paul mccartneyJulian Lennon, 57, revealed that towards the end of his life he and his rock star father had spoken (Image: GETTY)

john lennon children son final call The Beatles news latest updateJulian, who is also a musician, had become estranged from him after he left her for second wife Yoko Ono when he was five years old (Image: GETTY)

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“And he played it over the phone and I was living in the attic in the house in this street called Castle Street in a town called Ruthin, and I remember hearing it and saying I loved it, I absolutely loved it."

He continued: “I didn’t know what to expect from this new album of his… Double Fantasy. And I’d heard that and I told him how much I loved it and then obviously, what happened happened.

“It was literally, I don’t know whether it was the same day or night after or a couple of, it was right within that time period that I woke up with the unfortunate news of, I woke up in the middle of the night with the chimney falling in into my room at the house and I just remember that as being the last kind of moments, listening to him

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