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 Lucy <I>O'Donnell</I> Vodden

Lucy O'Donnell Vodden

Weybridge, Elmbridge Borough, Surrey, England
Death 22 Sep 2009 (aged 45-46)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Leatherhead, Mole Valley District, Surrey, England
Memorial ID 42481738 · View Source
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Musical Folk Figure. A Weybridge nursery school classmate of Julian Lennon, she is remembered as 'Lucy' of the 1967 Beatles' hit "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". One day in 1966 four year old Julian drew a picture of her and took it home to his parents; John Lennon, who was then at work on the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", asked him what it was, and Julian responded, "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds"! John took the name for a cut on the disc which became, and has remained, a mega-hit, though he always denied that the title and lyrics were a veiled reference to LSD. Indeed, John was to say that he drew the imagery from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass". Lucy never particularly liked 'her' song and lost touch with Julian over the years. She lived in Surrey, married Ross Vodden in 1996, and was a skilled gardener; when Julian heard of her serious illness the two reconnected, with Julian sending flowers and vouchers for a garden supply store. Lucy died after having lupus for a number of years; today and undoubtedly forever, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" remains in print.

Bio by: Bob Hufford





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  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 28 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42481738
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucy O'Donnell Vodden (1963–22 Sep 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42481738, citing Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Mole Valley District, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .