Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy is a real person.

Julian Lennon, the son of late Beatle John Lennon, is throwing his support behind childhood friend Lucy O'Donnell, the girl behind the Beatles tune Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, who is suffering from the auto-immune disease lupus.

"I've been able to help out a bit," Lennon said of O'Donnell, now Lucy Vodden, 46, from Surrey, England. "I was so upset to hear what happened."

Julien Lennon met Lucy in nursery school, drew a picture of her with diamond-shaped eyes and showed his father, thus inspiring the song, which appeared on 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The song has long been the subject of speculation, with many maintaining that it's a reference to LSD. The Beatles have admitted to using the drug around that time.

Meanwhile, Lucy is happy to have reconnected with Julian. "It was lovely of Julian [to get in touch]."

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