As we celebrate Father’s Day today, some of us will be looking back in memory at our dads who have left us. For Julian and Sean Lennon, it’s been over 40 years since John Lennon was killed. Today, The Beatles legend’s sons have paid tribute to their dad with a couple of touching childhood photos.
Julian Lennon, who John had with his first wife Cynthia, shared a picture as a boy with his dad.
The father and son are seen sitting on a sun lounger, with Julian in a towel from having been for a swim.
While John is shown wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, hat and his iconic round sunglasses.
As for Sean, who The Beatles star had with his second wife Yoko Ono, he shared a childhood photo with his dad across eight Instagram posts.
Sean’s snap shows a bearded John in sunglasses and a Panama hat, while holding up his son in a Hawaiian shirt.
Last October marked what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday and his sons took part in a special BBC Radio 2 programme to celebrate their father.
Both Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John took part, sharing fond memories of their dear friend.
During the interview, Sean asked Julian if he remembered when he first realised that their dad was in The Beatles.
Sean also shared when he first realised their dad was famous and a member of The Beatles.
The 45-year-old said: “I remember Dad playing guitar and playing piano.”
He too remembered lots of fans waiting around outside their home to get autographs.
Additionally, Julian shared how in 1968 he attended The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus with his parents.
Julian, who was just 5-years-old at the time, said: “I remember high ceilings and all I could see was a corridor and a purple light shining around a corner.
“I just remember hearing Whiter Shade of Pale and that stuck with me forever. There are flickering memories of being there.”
He even met The Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones there, who died a year later at the age of just 27.
While John played in a supergroup called The Dirty Mac alongside Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards.