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Julian Lennon

John Charles Julian Lennon is an English singer and photographer, best known as the son of The Beatles member John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia. He was the direct inspiration for three Beatles' songs: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Hey Jude", "Good Night", his parents divorced in 1968. He has produced a number of albums starting with Valotte, as well as a documentary film WhaleDreamers on an environmental theme. Lennon has held exhibitions of his photography. Julian Lennon was born on 8 April 1963 at Sefton General Hospital in Liverpool, to John Lennon and Cynthia Powell, he was named after Julia Lennon, who died 5 years before his birth. The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. Lennon was educated at Ruthin School, a boarding independent school in the town of Ruthin in Denbighshire in North Wales. Lennon inspired one of his father's most famous songs, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", whose lyrics describe a picture the boy had drawn, a watercolor painting of his friend, Lucy O'Donnell, from nursery school, surrounded by stars.

Another composition of his father inspired by him was the lullaby "Good Night", the closing song of The Beatles. In 1967, he attended the set of the Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour; when Julian was five years old in 1968, his parents divorced following his father's infidelity with Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Ono. John Lennon married Ono on 20 March 1969, Julian has a younger half-brother, Sean Lennon. Paul McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" to console him over the divorce. After his parents' divorce, Julian had no contact with his father until the early 1970s when, at the request of his father's then-girlfriend, May Pang, he began to visit his father regularly. John Lennon bought him a Gibson Les Paul guitar and a drum machine for Christmas 1973, encouraged his interest in music by showing him some chords. Following his father's murder on 8 December 1980, Julian Lennon voiced anger and resentment towards him, saying, I've never wanted to know the truth about how dad was with me. There was some negative stuff talked about me...

Like when he said I'd come out of a whiskey bottle on a Saturday night. Stuff like that. You think, where's the love in that? Paul and I used to hang about quite a bit... more than Dad and I did. We had a great friendship going and there seems to be far more pictures of me and Paul playing together at that age than there are pictures of me and my dad. Lennon chafed at hearing his father's peace and love stance perpetually celebrated, he told the Daily Telegraph, "I have to say that, from my point of view, I felt he was a hypocrite", he said, "Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world but he could never show it to the people who meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces—no communication, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself."Lennon was excluded from his father's will. However, a trust of £100,000 was created by his father to be shared between Julian and his half brother Sean.

Julian sued his father's estate and in 1996 reached a settlement agreement worth £20 million. By 2009, Lennon's feelings toward his father had mellowed considerably. Recalling his renewed contact with his father in the mid-1970s, he said, Dad and I got on a great deal better then. We laughed a lot and had a great time in general when he was with May Pang. My memories of that time with Dad and May are clear — they were the happiest time I can remember with him. Lennon made his musical debut at age 11 on his father's album Walls and Bridges playing drums on "Ya-Ya" saying, "Dad, had I known you were going to put it on the album, I would've played much better!" In the 1980s, according to AllMusic, he "parlayed a remarkable vocal similarity to his father into a successful singing career". Lennon enjoyed immediate success with his debut album, released in 1984. Produced by Phil Ramone, it spawned two top 10 hits, the title track and "Too Late for Goodbyes", earned Lennon a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1985.

Music videos for the two hits were made by producer Martin Lewis. After the album's release, Paul McCartney sent Lennon a telegram wishing him good luck, his second album, 1986's The Secret Value of Daydreaming, was panned by critics. However, it reached number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart, produced the single "Stick Around", Lennon's first number 1 single on the US Album Rock Tracks chart, he recorded the song "Because" recorded by The Dave Clark Five, in the UK for Clark's 1986 musical Time. On 1 April 1987, Julian Lennon appeared as the Baker in Mike Batt's musical The Hunting of the Snark; the all-star lineup included Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward and Billy Connolly, with John Hurt as the narrator. The performance, a musical benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the deaf, was attended by the Duchess of York. Although Lennon never achieved the same level of success in the US as he had enjoyed with Valotte, his 1989 single "Now You're in Heaven" peaked at number 5 in Australia and gave him his second number 1 hit on the Album Rock Tracks chart in the US.

In 1991, George Harrison played guitar on Lennon's album Help Yourself, which included the single "Saltwater" although he was not directly credited. The single "Saltwater" reached number 6 in the UK and topped the Australian singles charts for four weeks. During t

Memel People's Party

The Memel People's Party or MVP was a pro-German political party in the Klaipėda Region, autonomous region of Lithuania, from 1925 to 1938. Together with the Memel Agricultural Party, the party was established on June 13, 1925, by the Memel Cultural Union in preparation for the first elections to the local county councils and the Parliament of the Klaipėda Region; the party leaders were Richard Meyer, Robert Grabow. MVP represented industrialists, craftsmen, city dwellers; the party received funding from Germany and was able to provide no-interest loans to its members, gaining significant influence in the region. MVP published newspaper Memeler Dampfboot. In May 1926, the party won two seats in the Third Seimas of Lithuania. After the Nazi seizure of power in Germany in 1933, MVP lost its funding from Germany and began losing its members to the pro-Nazi Socialist National Community and Christian-Socialist Workers Community; some of the MVP activists retreated to Germany, others were arrested and tried for their anti-Lithuanian activities in the Neumann–Sass case.

The weakened party ran in elections under the unified German list. Its activities ceased of the 1938 elections

List of Chowder episodes

This is a list of episodes from the animated series Chowder, created by C. H. Greenblatt and aired on Cartoon Network. A total of 49 episodes composed of 93 segments were aired; the first season, which consists of 20 episodes, premiered November 2, 2007, with the series premiere entitled "The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin/Chowder's Girlfriend", ended on July 24, 2008, with the special episode "The Apprentice Games". Two more seasons were produced, with the series finale, "Chowder Grows Up", airing on August 7, 2010; this season consists of 20 episodes. This season consists of 20 episodes, it is the penultimate season of this series; this season consists of 9 episodes. It is the shortest season of the entire series. List of Chowder episodes at TV.com List of Chowder episodes at Epguides