"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (from Yellow Submarine)
The story of Lucy (“the girl with kaleidoscope eyes") becoming the inspiration for The Beatles' 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album track goes back to when a four year old Lucy, who was a classmate of young Julian Lennon's at the Heath House Nursery in Weybridge, Surrey, had another classmate at the nursery paint a picture of her surrounded by stars and colorful squiggles.The story goes that Julian took this picture home and showed it to his dad, telling him, “It’s Lucy in the sky with diamonds..." And the rest is pop music history.
Recorded during the Fab Four's psychedelic period, many believed the song title to be merely a made up name created to spell out LSD -- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The track was also used in the Yellow Submarine animation movie and its accompanying record.
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