Monday, September 28, 2009

inspiration for “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” has died

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Lucy Vodden, the childhood friend of Julian Lennon and the inspiration for the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” has died from lupus
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Julian Lennon's schoolfriend Lucy inspired
it was inspired by a picture he drew of his classmate Lucy O'Donnell when they were at a nursery school in Weybridge, Surrey, in 1966.
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Julian took the picture home to his father and explained: "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds."
The song, which featured on the Fab Four's 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, caused huge controversy at the time because of its psychedelic theme and supposed reference to the drug LSD though its initials, a charge always denied as pure coincidence by the songwriter Lennon.
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