Julian Lennon and Lucy Vodden were childhood friends. Contrary to the myth that John Lennon’s song, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, was all about drugs and LSD, it was actually based on a watercolor painting by his young son. Julian had given the painting to his father, and told him it was a picture of his friend Lucy, who was in the sky with diamonds.
On December 15, Julian Lennon will release a single inspired by Lucy Vodden, his childhood friend, who recently passed away after a long battle with lupus. He had reconnected with her about two years ago and this song pays tribute to her life and their friendship. Proceeds from purchases of the single entitled “Lucy” will be available at iTunes from December 15 to January 1, and equally shared by the St. Thomas’ Lupus Trust and the Lupus Foundation of America.
Julian was 4 years old when he made the now famous picture for his father. He recently remarked that Lucy will “always be a diamond in my sky.” Lucy always said that the least important thing about her was the connection to the Beatles song but never missed the opportunity to use it if she thought could gain publicity for this fantastic charity which supported her.