Julian Lennon's 'Love-Hate' Relationship with 'Hey Jude,' the Beatles Song Paul McCartney Wrote for Him
– Julian Lennon has a "love-hate" relationship with the Beatles song "Hey Jude," which was written by Paul McCartney for him in 1968.
– Lennon told Bill Maher that the song is a "stark, dark reminder" of his parents' divorce, but he is also grateful for the song and the love that it represents.
Lennon said that he has heard the song "more than most people alive"
– and that he doesn't need to hear it anymore, but he understands that it means a lot to other people.
Lennon said that his mother, Cynthia Lennon, was "the be-all and end-all of life for me"
– and that "Hey Jude" was about "looking after her, still is about making her proud."
– Julian Lennon's parents, John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon, divorced in 1968.
– Paul McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" to comfort Julian Lennon during his parents' divorce.
– The song became one of the Beatles' biggest hits and is now considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time.
– Julian Lennon has said that he has come to appreciate "Hey Jude" more as he has gotten older.