A british woman is claiming that a childhood painting of her by John Lennon's son, Julian, inspired the classic musical trip-out, 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'.
Well, her name is Lucy. So that's a point in favour of her story. But four-year-old Julian Lennon would have been hard-pressed to capture this level of detail in his painting:
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she's gone.
Certainly the kind of detail you'd get from, oh I don't know, a hallucinogenic drug-induced reverie, as opposed to a child's doodle.
And it's not convenient at all this revelation comes out on the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' seminal album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.
Thanks to MN for the link.