Titbit: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

I was cleaning up all the files and stuff on my computer and I came across these files. These are pictures I came across a number of years ago on some site (which I really have no hope of remembering) that relate to the inspiration for John Lennon to write the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” on the Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

The story goes that the song came about when John Lennon saw a picture that his son Julian created in nursery school that depicted a classmate (Lucy O’Donnell) ‘in the sky with diamonds’.

This first picture is of the little girl Lucy herself at the age she was when Julian drew the picture.

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This next picture is of the drawing that John saw and that Julian explained as being a picture of Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

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This final picture is of Lucy probably around 2005-ish, but I can’t be sure of the exact timing of the picture.

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Just thought I would share that before deleting these pictures from my hard disk.

There is an alternative popular theory about the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” which proposes that the song is really about an LSD ‘trip’ experienced by Lennon—because the initials of the song are LSD. Lennon always denied this to be the case and asserted that it is pure coincidence that the initials of the song come out as LSD. As Lennon was not the bashful type and had no reason to hide the real reason behind this song then my view would be that it is not directly about an LSD trip and was inspired—as he claimed—by this picture drawn by his son.

For anyone interested there are few more facts and thoughts recorded about this song in Wikipedia (here).

BarryMark