Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Song composer(s)

Lennon, John / McCartney, Paul

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band : Beatles (1967)
At Monterey : Gabor Szabo (1967)
The Beatles 1967-1970 (1973)
Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy : Eltin John (1975)
All This And World War II Soundtrack : Various Artists (Rod Stewart) (1976)
Natalie Live! : Natalie Cole (1978)
Lennon (Box Set) : John Lennon (1990)
Transformed Man : William Shatner (1994)
Anthology 2 : Beatles

Notes

Lead vocals - Garcia.

A John Lennon song. The title and idea for the song according to Lennon came from his son Julian Lennon. Julian returned home from nursery school with a painting and Lennon asked him what it was. Julian replied 'It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds'. He consistently denied any drug connotations - claiming that the imagery in the song was inspired by Alice in Wonderland rather than LSD as suggested by the title. The song was banned by the BBC.

The 3,000,000 year old skeleton Lucy was named after the song