September 29, 2009

Lucy Vodden, Inspiration for 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,' Dies at 46

Posted: 12:14 AM ET


The Beatles, shown here in 1964, left behind a wealth of material, which was carefully handled by EMI's engineers. Lucy Vodden, the woman who inspired the Beatles classic 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,' died last Tuesday at the age of 46. Vodden, a childhood friend of Julian Lennon, passed away after losing a fight with the autoimmune disease lupus, according to an announcement made Monday by the St. Thomas' Lupus Trust Charity.

John Lennon took the song title from a picture Julian had drawn of Vodden at school. "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds," Julian told his dad when he brought the artwork home. Due to the psychedelic feel of the song, from the Fab Four's iconic 1967 album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' many fans felt the song's title was an allusion to LSD.

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Idzam Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   September 29th, 2009 9:33 am ET

Rest in peace Lucy.
Its an honor to have your name in a song especially from the Fab Four.
And all this while I thoughr the song glorified LSD.

JIM Carroll   September 29th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

California could create its own money by making it good only in the state of California and exchangeable with the dollar in California. Since the Federal Government has a stupid money policy, there is no need for California to be broke when money is only a medium of exchange for good an service. California could withdraw from the United States and become a new country. It could then create its own money supply like 191 other countries– which would be good anywhere in the world. This would get the USA of the off of a gold standard mentality.

Article 1, Section 8, Constitution gives the Federal Government the power to keep a balanced money supply. New money should be made available to all the states without any matching funds required for creating jobs and funding new businesses which produces new jobs. Goods and services have real value. Money is only numbers on a computer chip which exchanges goods and services.

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