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Old 09-29-2009, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" inspiration dies

Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:08pm EDT

LONDON (Reuters) - The woman who inspired the iconic Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" has died, a charity said Monday.

Lucy O'Donnell was a childhood friend of John Lennon's son Julian, and the song title was inspired by a picture that he had drawn of her at school.

"That's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," Julian explained to his father when he took the picture home.

Many fans believed that the classic 1967 hit, recorded for the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, was a thinly disguised paean of praise for the hallucinogenic drug LSD.

But O'Donnell, a housewife whose married name was Vodden, revealed two years ago that she had in fact been the source.

"I remember Julian and I both doing pictures on a double-sided easel, throwing paint at each other, much to the horror of the classroom attendant," O'Donnell told BBC radio in 2007.

"Julian had painted a picture and on that particular day his father turned up with the chauffeur to pick him up from school."

The St Thomas' Lupus Trust charity said O'Donnell had died aged 46 from the autoimmune disease lupus.

It said Julian and his mother Cynthia, Lennon's first wife, were "shocked and saddened by the loss of Lucy."

"It's so sad that she had finally lost the battle she fought so bravely for so long," said Angie Davidson, the Trust's campaign director.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hm...

I always thought the song was inspired by the Australopithecus fossil that Johanson character found. Looks like they named the fossil after the song though.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That first evening they celebrated at the camp, staying up all night, and at some stage during the evening the fossil AL 288-1 was nicknamed Lucy, after the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", which was being played loudly and repeatedly on a tape recorder in the camp.


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What it isn't about LSD? Shit. That was the only reason I dropped acid. If I can't blame the damage I did during my bad trip, and the resulting flashbacks, on the Beatles, then what the fuck?
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sorry LX, i tried to blame tupac when i shot a cop, but to no avail.
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That too? What's next? Santa Claus?
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just blame your parents...
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Besides the reference to Lucy, most of the song is about his LSD trippin'.
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It was inspired by Lewis Carroll, not LSD.
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I don't know what you're reading, but I've read many times that it's about LSD. So you can just eat your little hat and microphone, reporterboi
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Well I've heard John Lennon himself said it was inspired by Lewis Carroll's Though The Looking Glass (the sequel to Alice in Wonderland), so go eat a turd.



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JOHN 1980: "My son Julian came in one day with a picture he painted about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,' Simple. The images were from 'Alice in Wonderland.' It was Alice in the boat. She is buying an egg and it turns into Humpty Dumpty. The woman serving in the shop turns into a sheep and the next minute they are rowing in a rowing boat somewhere and I was visualizing that. There was also the image of the female who would someday come save me... a 'girl with kaleidoscope eyes' who would come out of the sky. It turned out to be Yoko, though I hadn't met Yoko yet. So maybe it should be 'Yoko in the Sky with Diamonds.' It was purely unconscious that it came out to be LSD. Until somebody pointed it out, I never even thought it, I mean, who would ever bother to look at initials of a title? It's NOT an acid song. The imagery was Alice in the boat and also the image of this female who would come and save me-- this secret love that was going to come one day. So it turned out to be Yoko... and I hadn't met Yoko then. But she was my imaginary girl that we all have." PAUL circa-1994: "I went up to John's house in Weybridge. When I arrived we were having a cup of tea, and he said, 'Look at this great drawing Julian's done. Look at the title!' So I said, 'What's that mean?' thinking Wow, fantastic title! John said, 'It's Lucy, a freind of his from school. And she's in the sky.' ...so we went upstairs and started writing it. People later thought 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' was LSD. I swear-- we didn't notice that when it first came out.' "

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I wrote a new song it's called:

Amy and Rita Kayak Nigtly Over Western Skies (Nobody Ought to Try Hovering in Northern Gardens)
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Julian was clearly on acid when he painted that picture.
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