Friday 24 November 2017

When he's 64: Beep celebrates with Yoko

Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

'WHEN I'm 64' was very much the song of choice for legendary DJ and music lover BP Fallon who celebrated his birthday in the company of John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and the couple's son Sean Lennon.

Fallon, who spends a lot of time in New York these days, has started his own band, or collective, called 'Operation Juliet', which includes Lennon and his musician girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl.

Next week the former 2fm presenter returns to Ireland to DJ on the Saturday night at the Electric Picnic.

The band were pictured together as Kemp Muhl celebrated her birthday on the same night as Fallon's 64th, in a New York bowling alley.

"I partied but very quietly and very irresponsibly," BP Fallon said last night.

"My life has all been a brilliant adventure, but I never knew what I wanted to do until now. It's music, and everything else has been a rehearsal for this."

Fallon's conversion came about last year when White Stripes' frontman Jack White invited him to collaborate on a track in Nashville.

After the experience, Fallon founded his collective with model and performance artist Irina Lazareanu.

One of their first shows, at the Milk venue in New York's meat-packing district, was so over-subscribed, the NYPD attempted to close it down.

"The cops came into the gig to tell us we had to stop, but they couldn't because it would have started a riot," said Fallon.

Irish Independent

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