Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band debuted on the Kent album charts on 5 August 1967 in the #1 position. It remained #1 for 30 weeks and was #1 on the year-end album chart.
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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was written primarily by John Lennon. His son Julian inspired the song with a nursery school drawing that he called “Lucy – in the sky with diamonds”. There was speculation that the first letter of each of the title nouns intentionally spelled LSD but Lennon repeatedly denied that he had intended it as a drug song. He attributed the song’s fantastical imagery to his reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland books.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_in_the_Sky_with_Diamonds
The “Lucy” who inspired this song was Lucy O’Donnell (later Lucy Vodden), who was a classmate of John’s son Julian Lennon when he was enrolled at the private Heath House School, in Weybridge, Surrey. It was in a 1975 interview that Lennon said, “Julian came in one day with a picture about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds
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William Shatner does Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
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