From childhood into his teen years, Lennon continued to collaborate with his mother, contributing vocals and receiving production credit on her solo albums It's Alright, Starpeace and Onobox.At 16 Lennon co-wrote the song "All I Ever Wanted" with Lenny Kravitz for his 1991 album Mama Said.In January 1984, when Steve Jobs was visiting Manhattan, he attended a party that Sean's mother (Yoko Ono) was throwing for Lennon, and Jobs gave him one of the very first Macintosh computers.His parents kick-started his musical career: his debut into the music world came at age five, when he recited a story on his mother's 1981 album, Season of Glass.In 2001 on national television, Lennon performed several classics by the Beatles, "This Boy", "Across the Universe" and "Julia" alongside Robert Schwartzman, Rufus Wainwright and Moby for Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music.In the following years Lennon faded out of the spotlight.Since the release of Friendly Fire, Lennon has toured extensively around the world and while in France, he remixed his song "Parachute" in collaboration with French artist -M-.
Lennon also made appearances in film, featured in the cast of Michael Jackson's 1988 Moonwalker and portraying a teenager experiencing visions of various M. Escher prints in Sony's 1990 promotional short-film Infinite Escher.
He went on to tour (often backed by Cibo Matto) supporting Into the Sun.
During this period he appeared on radio programs such as The Howard Stern Show and KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
It's a good feeling to know that I wouldn't have gotten the offer if they wouldn't have liked my songs. Lennon's solo debut Into the Sun, was released in 1998.
A music video for "Home", a single from the album, was directed by Spike Jonze and enjoyed extended airplay on MTV.
In 1996, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto were invited by Ono to remix the song "Talking to the Universe" for a Rising remix EP Rising Mixes.