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♪ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a song by English rock band The Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney for the group's 1,967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. At the time of its release, the Beatles claimed that the inspiration for the song came from a drawing by John Lennon's son, Julian, which Julian called Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. One day in 1,966 Julian, came home from nursery school with a drawing he said was of his classmate, a girl named Lucy, whom Julian drew with diamond-shaped eyes. Showing the artwork to his father, young Julian described the picture as "Lucy, in the sky with diamonds.
The song sparked controversy when released, including being banned by the BBC because of the supposed reference to the drug LSD, with the letters of the title spelling Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Lennon would later deny the reference during an interview with Rolling Stone. Despite John Lennon's denial of the title and content of the song having to do with LSD, on June 2, 2,004, McCartney told BBC that the song is, in fact, about LSD.