50 years ago today, on March 1, 1967, it was a historical day for the late English Rock Band, The Beatles. It was the day they began recording the insanely popular song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds‘, which was written by Beatles’ singer and co-founder John Lennon, though it was always credited to him and bandmate Paul McCartney.
The song was inspired by a drawing Lennon’s 3 year-old son Julian returned home from school with one day. The drawing, which Julian drew of a little girl with lots of stars, was his classmate, Lucy O’Donnell, who also lived in Weybridge at the time, and attended the same school as Julian. ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds‘ went on to be released by the Beatles on June 1, 1967 on the album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. In the last 50 years, the song has been covered by more than 20 individual artists, including Elton John.
Let’s remember this day in history by taking a listen to the tune – the lyrics can be found below as well!
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she’s gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah, ah
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies.
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high.
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you’re gone.
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile,
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Tell us in the comments below how The Beatles and ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” have made an impact on your life over the pat 50 years!