Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has Passed Away

Lucy Vodden

Lucy Vodden

The woman behind the impetus for the Beatle’s classic song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” has passed away in London after a long battle with lupis.  Lucy Vodden was 46 and had battled the disease for five years.

Lucy was a schoolmate friend of John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon.  Julian at age 4 apparently came home from school one day with a drawing and told his father it was “Lucy in the sky with diamonds.”  At the time John Lennon was gathering materials for the Beatle’s upcoming album, “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and used the image to develop it into an album cover many consider a psychedelic masterpiece.

Rock music aficionados have often thought the songs title was a reference to the drug LSD but John Lennon always maintained the phrase came from his son.

The album, like the group, has proven itself in the test of time.  Sgt Peppers is considered a breakthrough album and one of their best.


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One response to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has Passed Away

  1. Lisa Austin

    Thank you for posting this article. I had known she died but missed reading about her. I have worked in the music business for years. A sadness of mine was the end of the album concept which truly was art. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album took that art to a new level. Remember getting an album and just sitting down and listening to it all the way through and the fun of flipping it on the stereo for the excitement of the second side. The CD is going away too. What a shame! I am so glad that I grew up with albums!

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