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Through the Years Julian Lennon Biography
1985 - Valotte Goes Platinum

9 January 1985 - Valotte is certified gold by the RIAA.

22 January 1985 - Julian tapes a TV special for Disneyland's Thirtieth Anniversary playing Too Late For Goodbyes on a raft floating around Tom Sawyer's Island, Valotte on a rock, and the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations on a parade float.

28 January 1985 - Julian performs Too Late For Goodbyes during the live telecast from Los Angeles of The American Music Awards.

Too Late For Goodbyes.. The American Music Awards 28 Jan 1985

2 February 1985 - Too Late For Goodbyes debuts on the Billboard Top 40. It spends 12 weeks in the Top 40 peaking at #5.

17 February 1985 - Julian appears on Night of 100 Stars II at the Radio City Music Hall.

18 February 1985 - Charisma records releases a third UK single Say You're Wrong.
Worldwide sales of Valotte are at 1.5 million.

The Disneyland Thirtieth Anniversary TV Special airs.

26 February  1985 - Julian and Andy Summers of the Police presented Tina Turner the award for Best Female Pop Performance for her song What's Love Got To Do With It? at the Grammy Awards.

13 March 1985 - Valotte is certified platinum by the RIAA. Too Late For Goodbyes has become the album's second top ten hit on the national Adult Contemporary charts and stays there for five weeks with two weeks as number 1!

Early 1985 - It is rumored Julian and his girlfriend of 4 years, Debbie Boyland, are engaged. Julian later explained how the rumor was started, "The newspapers called up and said, 'If you don't tell us what's going on, we'll print that you're getting married.' Now, there was no story to tell-I've been living with Debbie for a while, so rather than have an argument over something silly like that, I said, 'Just go ahead and print it.' So they did! It's a bit annoying when people come up and say, 'When are you getting married then?' But you know what the papers are like."