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Sean Lennon

Biography

Famed musician who released his initial solo album, In to the Sunlight, in 1998. He battled to flee from his renowned parents’ shadows. He was presented with an early on Macintosh pc at age nine when Steve Careers attended one of is own parents’ celebrations. He made an appearance in Moonwalker, the 1988 Michael Jackson film. He and longtime friend and collaborator Kemp Muhl founded The Ghost of the Saber Teeth Tiger music group on ROMANTIC DAYS CELEBRATION in 2008. He was the only real offspring of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and he’s the godson of Sir Elton John. He was created on his father’s birthday. He supplied the rating for this year’s 2009 indie film “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead,” starring Jake Hoffman, the kid of Dustin Hoffman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sean Lennon
Date Of Birth October 9, 1975
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.75 m
Profession Composer
Education Institut Le Rosey, The Dalton School, Columbia University, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Nationality American
Parents Yoko Ono, John Lennon
Siblings Julian Lennon, Kyoko Chan Cox
Music Groups The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Plastic Ono Band, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Cibo Matto
Nominations MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video
Movies Moonwalker, A Monster in Paris, Alter Egos, Ava's Possessions, Imagine: John Lennon, Friendly Fire, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, Smile for the Camera, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Tea Fight, Free Tibet
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Has always had a good relationship with his half-brother Julian Lennon.
2 Childhood friend of Mark Ronson.
3 Some songs on his CD "Friendly Fire" are about his break-up with Bijou Phillips.
4 His girlfriend Irina Lazareanu is a model, a close friend of Kate Moss, former drummer of Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles and Karl Lagerfeld's muse in 2007.
5 At 16 years old, Sean and Lenny Kravitz rewrote John's song, "Give Peace A Chance", to reflect on society in the Cold War era. He and his mother invited their friends to participate in a video for the song. The star studded video included Randy Newman, Lenny Kravitz, Cyndi Lauper, Duff McKagan, Peter Gabriel, 'Michael "Flea" Balzary' and his daughter Clara Balzary, Sebastian Bach, M.C. Hammer, LL Cool J, Iggy Pop, Tom Petty, ETAL.
6 His godfather is Elton John
7 Father John Lennon kept a jukebox full of classic 45-rpm singles for Sean in his playroom, wanting him to always have a musical environment. He kept no memorabilia or records from The Beatles around the house, though, and Sean only learned of John's former life when he saw Yellow Submarine (1968) at his babysitter's. John later gave Sean one Beatles single (title unknown), to satisfy his curiosity.
8 Frequently spent time with his mother's side of the family (the Onos and the Yasudas) when they visited Japan or relatives visited them in New York. He had little contact with his father's side, though, until Yoko took him to the British Isles in the 1980s, to meet the surviving Lennons and Stanleys (John's mother's family), and to see Liverpool, where John grew up.
9 Dated Elizabeth Jagger (Mick Jagger's daughter) for a short time in 2004
10 Was named president of Lenono Music, which publishes most of his parents' compositions, including John Lennon's post-1973 songs (John's earlier work is almost completely owned and/or controlled by Sony Music). Was also given a complete set of his parents' recordings by Yoko Ono.
11 Performed a song with the Brazilian rock band Soulfly entitled "Son Song" alongside singer Max Cavalera, who lost his stepson Dana in an unsolved murder case.
12 Made a cameo appearance in the second-season opener of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (episode #2.1). In the scene where Buffy is dancing provocatively with Xander on the dance floor, Sean can be found playing on bass with Yuka Honda of the band Cibo Matto at the Bronze.
13 (2000-February 2004) Dated Bijou Phillips.
14 His father, John Lennon, wrote the song "Beautiful Boy" for him.
15 Born on the same day of the year as his father.
16 John Lennon put his musical career on hold to focus full-time on raising young Sean (between 1975-1980), handing over business responsibilities to his wife, Yoko Ono.
17 Living (and playing bass) with Yuka Honda of the band Cibo Matto
18 Younger half-brother of Julian Lennon, and Kyoko Ono Cox.
19 Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ava's Possessions 2015 performer: "Different drum", "Blame Beelzabub" / writer: "Different drum", "Blame Beelzabub"
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears 2014 lyrics: "Heart Grenade" / performer: "Heart Grenade"
Zombeavers 2014 lyrics: "Animals" / music: "Animals"
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Truth About Emanuel 2013 performer: "L'Eclipse" / writer: "L'Eclipse"
Por Ahora 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alter Egos 2012 performer: "U Scare Me 2 Death", "My Hero" / producer: "My Hero" / writer: "U Scare Me 2 Death", "My Hero"
Supporting Characters 2012 writer: "Rainbows In Gasoline"
A Monster in Paris 2011 performer: "Love Is In My Soul", "Just a Little Kiss", "La Seine and I", "A Monster In Paris"
Conan 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Going the Distance 2010 performer: "In Transit"
Grey's Anatomy 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Monster-in-Law 2005 writer: "Everyday is a Holiday with You"
Five Children and It 2004 performer: "Robert's Theme" / writer: "Robert's Theme"
Lovedolls Superstar 1986 writer: "Give Peace a Chance" - as S. Lennon

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Animals 2014 Video short Father Sean
Alter Egos 2012 Electric Death
A Monster in Paris 2011 Francoeur (English version, singing voice)
Awake 2010/II Short The Sage
The Secret of Kells 2009 Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
Friendly Fire 2006 Video Swordfighter
Parachute, Friendly Fire 2006 Video short Ringmaster
I'm with Busey 2003 TV Series Sean
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 TV Series Band Member
Moonwalker 1988 Sean

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Animals 2014 Video short
Friendly Fire 2006 Video
Parachute, Friendly Fire 2006 Video short
Smile for the Camera 2005 Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ava's Possessions 2015
Alter Egos 2012
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead 2009
Friendly Fire 2006 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watchers of the Sky 2014 Documentary composer: additional music
Alter Egos 2012 music performer
Smile for the Camera 2005 Short composer: theme music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Jon 2013 the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brian Wilson's Imagination 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Melrose Place 1998 TV Series Himself
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Himself (Cibo Matto)
MTV Video Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Himself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Sean (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Intimate Portrait 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues 1988 Video documentary Himself
Imagine: John Lennon 1988 Documentary Himself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
Rise of the Freedom Tower: Americas Unsung Hero's 2014 Documentary Himself (as Sean Lennon 1)
CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Himself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special Himself (audience) (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman 1998-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Fashion News Live 2013 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger / Himself - Musical Guest
The Tents 2012 Documentary Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Himself
Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen 2011 Documentary Himself
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself - The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
C 2010 TV Series Himself
The Lennon Legacy 2010 Documentary short Himself
Tetsuko no heya 2009 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Fit a Small Child Into a Smaller Space 2008 Video short Himself
Loki: Arnaldo Baptista 2008 Documentary Himself
New York Fashion Week: America's Greatest Festivals 2008 Video documentary Himself
Brit Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Fashion Rocks 2007 TV Movie Himself
Park City: Where Music Meets Film 2007 TV Movie Himself
El álbum de la semana 2007 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2007 TV Series Himself - Performer
B InTune TV 2007 TV Series Guest star
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2006 TV Series Himself
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2006 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Performer
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon 2003 Video documentary Himself (segments "Beautiful Boy" and "Watching the Wheels")
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The Real Yoko Ono 2001 TV Special Himself
Air: Eating, Sleeping, Waiting and Playing 1999 Video documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1 Making films is great. You've got 100 people around and you're all dressing up and making weird art-it's a fun group activity.
2 There's no single movement out there. It's not like in the '60s, when Revolver came out and that's just it for the next year.
3 Putting out commercial pieces and promoting them and trying to sell them to people is not necessarily what it means to be an artist.
4 It's a bit embarrassing watching myself, but I couldn't get someone else to play me, that would've been stupid.
5 Songwriting is kind of like a craft. It's not something that just comes in a dream. You've got to work at it.
6 My tendency is to be very experimental.
7 I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream.
8 Now, music almost feels naked in my mind.
9 I like music because it's the only invisible art form.
10 I spend my time trying to figure art out. I was brought up to believe that the way one processes information is by making it into art. That's how I live my life.
11 I'm lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry.
12 I like to have books around to give me ideas-to get the verbal part of my brain to start working.
13 I did a record with a producer, and the good producers eat up the budget, so I didn't have any budget left to produce this record. I had to produce it myself.
14 The work I've done, I'm really feeling the effects of it.
15 For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day.
16 I have a piano and a guitar, and I tend to switch back and forth between those two instruments to help me get inspired.
17 I feel that film is inevitably the medium of the future. It has been for years, decades, but more so now than ever.
18 I feel like I've been way overexposed in the press. I'd rather play shows and represent myself in person.
19 Growing up, I fantasized about being a rock musician and that somehow it would be really easy. I didn't realize that it's so much work.
20 I like songs that have lots of different parts in them, an intro, an outro and a bridge.
21 I'm not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We're talking about a Mozart of rock music.
22 I try not to do anything by formula.
23 I like songs that go to different places and then come back.
24 I'm not that in control of myself that I could be specific about exactly the way I'm doing everything as it happens. I'm just trying my best.
25 There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell.
26 I'm trying to use the language of today to express a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through.
27 We live in a pretty bleak time. I feel that in the air. Everything is uncertain. Everything feels like its on the precipice of some major transformation, whether we like it or not.
28 The most important thing in my father's life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom.
29 Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen.
30 I feel like part of me is very strange- a real weirdo. That's probably the artistic side. I think I have another side that's more integrated and sociable. There's a sort of battle between my anti-social and my social personalities.
31 [on being compared to his father] I'm so used to it. I'm more taken aback when I'm asked something that isn't about my dad. That's when I get really surprised. I mean, my whole life has been responding to questions about him. It doesn't bother me at all. It's beyond being bothered. You can't be bothered by, you know, wind.
32 "Peace is a good thing, and so is salmon when it's smoked." (1983)


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