R.I.P.: Lucy Vodden, Inspired “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”

Lucy In the Sky

"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" from the movie 'Yellow Submarine'

Lucy O’Donnell, the woman who inspired the classic Beatles song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” has died at age 46.  Julian Lennon was four years old when he drew a picture of his classmate Lucy.  He took the drawing home and showed it to his dad, saying “This is Lucy in the sky with diamonds.”   John Lennon’s song appeared on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.  For many years she kept her connection to the Beatles secret because she often heard the song was really about LSD – and it may well could have been.  But the song, like most of the magic created by the Beatles, had a very simple and real inspiration from everyday life.

Story from the London Daily Mail

MP3: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by the Beatles (mono)

YouTube: Clip from the movie Yellow Submarine

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