Real-life ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ dies
Lucy Vodden, the woman who inspired the iconic Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, has died after a long battle with Lupus, the disease of the immune system.
St. Thomas’ Hospital in London said Vodden died last Tuesday at the age of 46.
It was rumored the song was about LSD, a semisynthetic psychedelic drug popular during the 60s, but John Lennon insisted it was inspired by a drawing by his son Julian.
Julian drew a picture of Lucy in nursery school in 1966, took it home to his dad and explained it as “That’s Lucy in the sky with diamonds,” and the song was born.
Julian and Lucy resumed their friendship in recent months after she became ill.
So sad. The girl with kaleidoscope eyes is gone.