Woman Who Inspired 'Lucy in the Sky' Is Gravely Sick

Julian Lennon sends flowers to childhood pal
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2009 3:21 PM CDT
The rock group, The Beatles, are shown in 1967 in their Sgt. Pepper outfits. That album's Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was inspired by a picture drawn by Julian Lennon.   (AP Photo/ho/FILE)
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(Newser) – The girl whose picture inspired "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" is suffering from a disease that makes her immune system attack itself, the Telegraph reports. Lucy Vodden, 46, lives in Surrey, where a worried Julian Lennon has sent her flowers and gift certificates. Lennon sketched a picture of her in the 1960s, and gave it to dad John, who drew inspiration for the famous Beatles tune that bears her name.
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