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The Beatles

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Psychedelic Rock
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  • 1967
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1968
  • 1964

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“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is a song written primarily by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney, for The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This album became the biggest selling album of the 1960s and remains today the biggest selling studio album in countries as far apart as the UK and India. Lennon’s son, Julian, inspired the song with a nursery school drawing he called “Lucy — in the sky with diamonds”. Shortly after the song’s release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title’s nouns intentionally spelled LSD. Although Lennon denied this, the BBC banned the song. In a 2004 interview, Paul McCartney admitted that the song is obviously about LSD, stating, “A song like ‘Got to Get You Into My Life,‘... Read on...

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Most votes come from United States, Spain, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Bangladesh, and Portugal.


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