Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

October 3rd, 2009

As reported by “Lucy of ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ Fame Dies” and  “RIP Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (Washington Post 9/28/09), Lucy Vodden (inspiration for the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” died Sep. 22 at age 46 after a long battle with lupus. See also the 9/29/09 London Times article “Real-life ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ dies at 46” for more details about her life, and check out the video clip below from the Beatles film “Yellow Submarine” featuring the song. Learn more about lupus at the Lupus Foundation of America website.


Lucy Vodden died of Lupus last week.

Subject of that famous song.

Many thought Lennon wrote it about LSD

But his son Julian said they’re wrong.


When Julian was 4 he drew a picture

Of a girl flying in the sky.

His dad asked him what it was

“Lucy in the sky with diamonds,” was his reply.


So members of the Beatles Nation,

If you like commemoration,

Make a donation.

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