Julian Lennon Reacts To Paul McCartney’s Virtual John Lennon Duet


John Lennon‘s son Julian Lennon was recently interviewed by the Daily Mail, during which he revealed his initial reaction to watching the virtual duet of his father and Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney hit the road for his first solo tour, ‘Got Back,’ on April 28, 2022. During the shows, the singer performed songs from his previous bands, the Beatles and Wings. Names like Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray were among the touring team. He performed sixteen US concerts, including in cities like Oakland and Boston.

Although the entire concert was remarkable in itself, the final show at Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2022, was all the more memorable for everyone, including Julian Lennon. McCartney organized a virtual duet with John Lennon for his concert along with the Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

As Jackson had noted in a previous interview, they set up a computer system to teach the sounds of instruments to it. They also provided the system with the necessary data to learn Lennon and McCartney’s voices. The team used technology to give fans an emotional and unforgettable moment.

Peter Jackson said the following:

“We developed a machine-learning system that we taught what a guitar sounds like, what a bass sounds like, what a voice sounds like. In fact, we taught the computer what John sounds like and what Paul sounds like.”

According to his recent interview, the concert was also memorable for Lennon’s son Julian. He stated that he watched the show on YouTube before attending the festival. Firstly, he was not sure about seeing his father like that and was unsure if he was comfortable. It was a shocking moment for him to see his father after years as if he were alive. However, Julian revealed that he ‘enjoyed’ the performance while watching it live at the festival.

Julian Lennon said the following about the virtual duet of his father and McCartney:

“I watched it on YouTube — and I kind of went, ‘Errrr… I don’t know if I’m comfortable with that.’ It shocked me.”

Lennon shared his opinions after attending the show:

“I actually enjoyed it.”

You can watch John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s virtual duet below.