The Beatles -- ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (3.29)

John Lennon: Double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar, lowry organ; George Harrison: Harmony vocal, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, tambura; Ringo Starr: Drums, maracas;

Julian Lennon’s drawing of ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’sJulian Lennon’s drawing of ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’

Every Beatles fan worth his salt knows that the title of this song spells out L-S-D, but John was adamant that it was just a coincidence. “Nobody believes me,” he said. “But it’s the truth! My son came home and showed me this drawing of a strange looking woman flying around and I said, ‘What is it?’ And he said it’s Lucy in the sky with diamonds.” (Maybe it was Julian who’d had the tabs at playschool?) “After the album came out someone noticed that the letters spelt out LSD so I went to see what all the other songs spelt out. But they don’t spell anything out – it wasn’t about LSD at all.”

George Martin backed him up, saying: “The idea that ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ stands for LSD is rubbish. John wasn’t like that and people credit him with too much subtlety. He liked …

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