John Lennon’s son Julian took to Twitter on Saturday after running into his late father’s Beatles bandmate Sir Paul McCartney in an airport lounge.
The musician, 59, smiled as he posed for a black and white selfie with the 80-year-old, who revealed that he was listening to a song by John on his Spotify.
Julian wrote in his caption: ‘It’s amazing who you run into in an airport lounge! None other than Uncle Paul…. So, so lovely, and what are the chances… Grateful… ❤️.’
Wow! John Lennon’s son Julian (left) took to Twitter on Saturday after meeting his late father’s Beatles bandmate Sir Paul McCartney (right) in an airport lounge.
Earlier this year, Julian recounted how difficult it was to watch his father’s posthumous performance at Glastonbury with his former bandmate Sir Paul.
John was brought to life through the magic of video and artificial intelligence to perform a duet of the 1969 song ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ alongside Sir Paul, who gave an impressive three-hour set at the summer festival in June.
The exciting stunt was the brainchild of Beatles documentary Get Back filmmaker Peter Jackson, who used machine learning technology to isolate Lennon’s voice from decades-old recordings and rearrange them to create a facsimile of a live performance.
I saw it on YouTube, and I was like, “Errrr.” . . I don’t know if I’m comfortable with that.” I was surprised,’ his son told Mojo magazine.
Coincidence: The musician, 59, smiled as he posed for a black-and-white selfie with the 80-year-old, who revealed that he was listening to a John song on his Spotify
Creepy: Julian wrote in his caption: ‘Amazing who you meet in an airport lounge! None other than Uncle Paul…. So, so lovely, and what are the chances… Grateful… ❤️’
Julian, whose mother was Lennon’s first wife Cynthia, was 17 when his father was shot dead in December 1980.
He added that it was initially difficult to see his late father ‘come to life’ to perform with his old Beatles bandmate, a trick Macca first pulled during the opening concert of his world tour in the US in april.
Julian didn’t dare watch the opening introduction, unsure what it would take to see a video of his dead father projected on a giant screen while listening to an eerily accurate rendering of his soft, melodic voice.
But two months after the US concert when Glasto arrived at the end of June, Julian decided to take the reins and watch Sir Paul perform in the English countryside.
Loving father: John and Julian appear together in 1968 in Liverpool
“I actually enjoyed it,” he said, after discovering that he had finally made peace with the concept of watching his father play on a big screen.
Sir Paul became the longest running headliner at the Worthy Farm festival when he played a week after his 80th birthday.
Their mammoth set included performances with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen, as well as Lennon’s duet that wowed the crowd.
Meanwhile, Jackson, who directed The Lord of the Rings, discussed how he was able to take advantage of modern technology to facilitate Lennon’s posthumous performance, though he was reluctant to divulge much information.
Opening: Earlier this year, Julian recounted how difficult it was to watch his father’s posthumous Glastonbury performance with former bandmate Sir Paul.
“We developed a machine learning system that teaches what a guitar sounds like, what a bass sounds like, what a voice sounds like,” said the New Zealander.
“In fact, we teach the computer what John sounds like and what Paul sounds like.”
Jackson is believed to have used the same techniques and custom artificial intelligence to produce the Get Back documentary about The Beatles, separating out background noise, instruments and speech from the original mono recordings to allow editors to use otherwise unseen footage. unusable.
After the soulful duet at Glastonbury, which was widely praised by fans, Sir Paul admitted: “That’s very special to me.” I know it’s virtual. There I am singing with John again, we are together again.’
Tragic: Julian was 17 when his father was shot to death in December 1980