The global population may be about to hit a whopping 8 billion, but somehow, against all odds, Sir Paul McCartney managed to bump into John Lennon’s son Julian at an airport over the weekend.
The Beatles and Wings singer, 80, was travelling through New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport when he unexpectedly ran into Julian, 59.
The pair couldn’t pass up the opportunity to permanently preserve the lucky encounter and promptly took a selfie together.
As if that wasn’t serendipitous enough, it was also revealed that Sir Paul was listening to Julian’s latest album, entitled Jude, at the time.
In a caption along with the picture shared on social media, Julian said: ‘It’s amazing who you run into in an airport lounge! None other than Uncle Paul. So, so lovely, and what are the chances. Thankful.’
The random meeting comes just three weeks before the 42nd anniversary of Julian’s father’s death.
Beatles star Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in New York City on December 8, 1980, when Julian was just 17 years old.
Chapman, who was 25 years old at the time of the murder, remains in prison and has been denied parole a staggering 12 times.
Julian’s mother was Lennon’s first wife, Cynthia, whom he married in 1962 when the pair were both just 21 and 22 years old respectively.
Less than a year after the couple were married, Julian was born in the spring of 1963. He released his first solo album in 1984, at the age of 21.
Since then he has gone on to have a moderately successful career, releasing seven solo albums and achieving two top 10 singles in the UK.
Julian recently revealed that he was left ‘shocked’ by Sir Paul’s Glastonbury performance.
During the headline set on the Pyramid Stage, Sir Paul used special technology to replicate Lennon’s voice and produce a ‘live performance’.
Julian admitted to Mojo: ‘It shocked me. But then when I saw it at Glastonbury, on a big screen with a good sound system, I actually enjoyed it, especially as it was Paul’s 80th.’
Last month, rare photographs of The Beatles playing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool were unearthed for the very first time.
McCartney is shown onstage alongside Lennon, George Harrison, and Pete Best, the Beatles’ original drummer before Ringo Starr.