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'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' dies
CNN.com ^ | 09/29/09 | Peter Wilkinson

Posted on 09/29/2009 7:18:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

LONDON, England (CNN) -- The childhood friend of John Lennon's son who inspired the Beatles' psychedelic masterpiece "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" has died aged 46 from the chronic disease Lupus. Lucy Vodden was a classmate of Julian Lennon, who came home from school one day carrying a drawing of his 4-year-old classmate. "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds," he told his father. Lennon seized on the image and embellished it in a song along with "newspaper taxis" and a "girl with kaleidoscope eyes." The BBC later banned the track, which appeared on the 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," for its supposed drug reference with the words of the song spelling out LSD.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beatles; lsd; music; obituary
"psychedelic masterpiece?".....

IMHO, the song was crap....It made no sense

1 posted on 09/29/2009 7:18:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Who cares.


2 posted on 09/29/2009 7:21:01 AM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway


"Lupus? Is it Lupus??"
3 posted on 09/29/2009 7:24:15 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“It made no sense.”

Many of the Beatles songs did not make lyric sense, but texture of sounds was something new and exciting to listen to. I suppose you don’t like abstract art or even impressionism, either.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 7:24:35 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Obama = Jim Jones coercing us into suicide on a national scale)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The song was a work of art.
A piece of crap to some a masterpiece to others.
5 posted on 09/29/2009 7:24:42 AM PDT by The Louiswu (I live vicariously, through myself.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Revisionist history.

The song was an LSD anthem.

6 posted on 09/29/2009 7:24:46 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ichabod1

Who cares?...

Exactly!...The point of posting was to show what CNN.com considers news.....


7 posted on 09/29/2009 7:25:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

So I suppose the Elton John version didn’t grab ya’ either...;^)


8 posted on 09/29/2009 7:25:17 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: ichabod1
The yippies think everyone should care as much about the minutia & trivia of their generation as they do.

Although Lucy sounded like a nice gal.

9 posted on 09/29/2009 7:26:41 AM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: TexasRepublic

Beatle music left me after they veered hard left to the cabbage patch....


10 posted on 09/29/2009 7:26:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: skeeter

I think they are Oippies now.


11 posted on 09/29/2009 7:28:38 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obamanos!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You obviously never heard the William Shatner version on his “album” Transformed Man
12 posted on 09/29/2009 7:30:32 AM PDT by sticker
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Beatle music left me after they veered hard left to the cabbage patch....

Pre-cabbage patch lyrics:

(if you drive a car, car;) - I'll tax the street;
(if you try to sit, sit;) - I'll tax your seat;
(if you get too cold, cold;) - I'll tax the heat;
(if you take a walk, walk;) - I'll tax your feet.

13 posted on 09/29/2009 7:31:57 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
IMHO, the song was crap....It made no sense

You listened to it sober, didn't you.

14 posted on 09/29/2009 7:33:19 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
IMHO, the song was crap....It made no sense.

You've just described the Beatles' entire oevre:
nonsense rhymes set to nursery tunes.
15 posted on 09/29/2009 7:35:19 AM PDT by HelenChicago
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
IMHO, the song was crap....It made no sense

You must have LOVED I am the Walrus:

I am he as you are he as you are me
and we are all together
See how they run like pigs from a gun
see how they fly
I'm crying

Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you've been a naughty boy
you let your face grow long

I am the eggman
they are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob

Mr. city policeman sitting
pretty little policemen in a row
See how they fly like Lucy in the sky
See how they run
I'm crying

I'm crying, I'm crying

Yellow matter custard
Dripping from a dead dog's eye
Crabalocker fishwife
Pornographic priestess
Boy, you've been a naughty girl
you let your knickers down

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob

Sitting in an English garden
waiting for the sun
If the sun don't come you get a tan
from standing in the English rain

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob

Expert, texpert choking smokers
don't you think the joker laughs at you
See how they smile like pigs in a sty
See how they snide
I'm crying

Semolina pilchard
climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking
Edgar Allan Poe

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob

Goo goo g' joob
Goo goo g' goo
goo goo g' joob goo
juba juba juba
juba juba juba
juba juba juba juba
juba juba

16 posted on 09/29/2009 7:36:45 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: HelenChicago

And yet, strangely, it sounds like classical music compared to most of the crap coming over the radio these days.


17 posted on 09/29/2009 7:37:52 AM PDT by beagleone
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I tend to agree. After “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twist and Shout” and “Love Me Do,” it was all downhill.


18 posted on 09/29/2009 7:40:18 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: reagan_fanatic
They gave me gonorrhea.... Who's THEY? The government??
19 posted on 09/29/2009 7:42:13 AM PDT by traumer
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To: HelenChicago
You've just described the Beatles' entire oevre: nonsense rhymes set to nursery tunes.

I'll have to remember that. I like some of their early work, but other than that they are way over rated. They happened to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right hair cuts.

20 posted on 09/29/2009 7:51:31 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62
They happened to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right haircuts.

And don't underestimate the role of female hysteria. But I repeat myself....
21 posted on 09/29/2009 7:53:35 AM PDT by HelenChicago
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I wonder if the missing link will finally die now also. Lucy was nothing more than just a candidate for a good pet.


22 posted on 09/29/2009 7:56:20 AM PDT by mtg
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I liked their early stuff. The things they first recorded in Liverpool. Some other groups were Jerry and the Pacemakers and Peter and Gordon.


23 posted on 09/29/2009 8:05:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TexasRepublic

I started listening to the beatles when I was 4 years old. They were new. I thought they were awesome possum until I was about forty. Then I decided, I was over them.


24 posted on 09/29/2009 8:43:18 AM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: skeeter

YEah, but I didn’t know her. Dead at 46 with lupus is sad. But as Papa Josef said, one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.


25 posted on 09/29/2009 8:44:13 AM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Geez, that would have been a good name for the Grateful Dead about now if Garcia hadn’t died.


26 posted on 09/29/2009 8:46:41 AM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: HIDEK6
The song was an LSD anthem.

Bingo ! And if you understood that you understood the lyrics.

27 posted on 09/29/2009 10:58:16 AM PDT by jimt
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To: reagan_fanatic

Anyone ever write a song about a lady named Mulva?


28 posted on 09/29/2009 11:28:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Maceman

That Doctor Roberts sure had some good acid, huh?


29 posted on 09/29/2009 11:30:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; AngelesCrestHighway

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds wasn’t a Beatles’ song.

Paul’s idea was that the band would adopt different personas and write an album of something OTHER than Beatles’ songs.

“Lucy” is by “that group”.


30 posted on 09/29/2009 11:32:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Maceman

Makes you wonder why someone hasn’t done these lyrics as a rap.


31 posted on 09/29/2009 11:34:57 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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