by Marc Lee, The Telegraph, 15 June 2013
The history of bands featuring a mother and son in the line-up is brief. There was Lieutenant Pigeon, who had a number-one hit in 1972 with Mouldy Old Dough (on honky-tonk piano, Mrs Hilda Woodward); four decades on, there’s the revived Plastic Ono Band, with octogenarian Yoko Ono on lead vocals and her son, Sean Lennon, among the (relatively) youthful bunch of rockers filling the stage behind her.
It must have been a challenge growing up in the shadow of a departed pop legend (John Lennon was murdered when Sean was five) while being looked after by such a famously, epically eccentric character as Yoko.
She got up to some pretty weird stuff – plenty of which was revisited in a lengthy montage of film clips that heralded the opening gig in this year’s Meltdown festival at the Southbank, […]