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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Composer: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds was performed live a dozen times by the Grateful Dead between March 1993 and December 1994. The song was also performed by The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was written by John Lennon. The title and idea for the song according to Lennon came from his son Julian. 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.

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



Beatles

info Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles, 1967
info 1967-1970, The Beatles, 1973
no info Beatles Box, Beatles, 1988
no info Lennon (Box Set), John Lennon, 1990
info Anthology 2, The Beatles, 1996
no info Yellow Submarine Songtrack, Beatles, 1999
info Love, The Beatles, 2006

Other recordings

info Wind, Sky And Diamonds, Gabor Szabo and the California Dreamers, 1967
no info At Monterey, Gabor Szabo, 1967
no info Lotus Palace, Alan Lorber, 1967
no info Collage, Noel Harrison, 1967
info More Sorcery, Gabor Szabo, 1968
no info Cinemagic Sounds, Richard Hayman, 1969
no info The Beatles Album, Percy Faith, 1970
info Moog Plays The Beatles, Marty Gold & Walter Sear, 1970
no info Beatles Classics, Enoch Light Orchestra, 1974
no info Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, King's Road, 1974
no info Single (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / One Day At A Time), Elton John with John Lennon, 1974
no info Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy, Elton John, 1975
no info Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John, Hugo Montenegro, 1975
no info All This And World War II Soundtrack, Various Artists (Rod Stewart), 1976
no info Here and There, Elton John, 1976
no info We Belong Together, John Blair, 1977
no info Discomania, Café Crème, 1977
no info Natalie Live!, Natalie Cole, 1978
no info Single (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Lovers), Natalie Cole, 1978
no info Classic Rock, Vol 1, London Symphony Orchestra, 1978
no info Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Soundtrack, Various Artists (Diane Steinberg), 1978
no info Tomorrow's Yesterdays, Ronnie Aldrich, 1979
no info The Beatles Concerto, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 1979
info Where the Buffalo Roam Soundtrack, Various Artists (Bill Murray), 1980
no info Made in England, Elton John, 1981
no info Classically Beatles, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1982
no info Electric Beatles, Ofra Harnoy & the Armin Electric Strings, 1985
no info America's Pops-Sampler, Various Artists (John Bayless), 1985
no info Artfully Beatles, Various Artists (DiCola & Young), 1986
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, Elton John, 1986
no info One Hundred and One Strings with the Alshire Singers, 1986
no info Bach on Abbey Road, John Bayless, 1987
no info Single (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Johnny B), The Hooters, 1987
no info Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off!, Various Artists (William Shatner), 1988
no info Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father, Various Artists (The Christians), 1988
no info Single, The Hooters, 1988
no info Bach, Bayless, Beatles, John Bayless, 1989
info The Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Various Artists (Elton John), 1990
no info Lennon, John Lennon, 1990
no info To Be Continued..., Elton John, 1990
no info The Very Best of Elton John, Elton John, 1990
no info Beatles Stories, Gérard Pansanel & Antonello Salis Duo, 1991
no info Das Das. 1 Strenge, Kammerorchester, 1991
no info Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Big Daddy, 1992
no info Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Elton John), 1993
no info Beatlesbaylessbach, John Bayless, 1993
no info Rock Dreams, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1993
no info Rock Dreams, Vol. 5, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1993
no info Beatles Classics, Enoch Light Orchestra, 1993
no info The Exotic Beatles, Pt. 1: Exotica, Various Artists (William Shatner), 1993
no info Transformed Man, William Shatner, 1994
no info Plays Lennon & McCartney, Manuel Barrueco, 1994
no info Shared Vision: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Elton John), 1994
no info The Music of the Beatles, John Bayless, 1994
no info Beatles Symphony, Vadim Brodsky, 1995
no info 101 Strings Play a Tribute to the Beatles, 101 Strings Orchestra, 1995
no info Symphony for the Stars: The Beatles, Riga Recording Studio Orchestra, 1995
no info Orchestral Sgt. Pepper's, Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, 1995
no info Beatlejuice: A Big Apple Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (B Movie), 1995
no info Imagine, Ofra Harnoy, 1996
no info Jaleo, Jaleo, 1996
no info All Time Favorites Songs of the Beatles, Vol. 3, Hill-Wiltschinsky Guitar Duo, 1996
no info Beatles on Piano & Violin, Vol. 1, Savva Savvas/LeonidasTsitsaros, 1996
no info And Your Bird Can Sing: A Collection of Beatles Interpretations, Various Artists (The Christains), 1996
no info Hooterization, The Hooters, 1996
no info Platinum Strings: Beatles, Vol. 2, Platinum Strings Orchestra, 1996
no info 20 Beatles Greatest Hits, Soho Strings, 1996
no info Beatles for Strings, RRSO Symphony Orchestra, 1996
no info Glitter 'n' Glitz, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Elton John), 1996
no info Cigar Classics, Vol. 4: Smokin' Lounge, Various Artists (William Shatner), 1997
no info Golden Throats, Vol. 4: Celebrities Butcher Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (William Shatner), 1997
no info Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner, 1997
no info This Will Be: Natalie Cole's Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole, 1997
no info Symphonic Rock: British Invasion, Vol. 1, The London Symphony Orchestra, 1997
no info The Music of the Beatles: Across the Universe, The London String Orchestra, 1998
no info Fun & Lounging in Las Vegas, Various Artists (William Shatner), 1998
no info Tribute to the Beatles, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Gino Marinello), 1998
no info Betty 3, Betty, 1999
no info Piano Plays Elton John, Ricardo Caliente, 1999
no info Hit Parade of 70's, Vol. 1, The Countdown SIngers, 1999
no info Reloader: Ultimate Tribute to the Fab Four, Various Artists (Sisters), 1999
no info Here, There and Everywhere: The Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Lisa Lynne), 1999
no info Panpipes Play Beatles, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Natalie Cole, 2000
no info Songs of Lennon and McCartney, Cavern Sound, 2000
no info Pop Goes Classic, Vol. 4, Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra, 2000
no info Snoopy's Beatles, Various Artists, 2000
no info Aqui, Ali, Em Qualquer Lugar, Rita Lee, 2001
no info Beatles Baroque, Boréades, 2001
no info Amore, The Hooters, 2001
no info Pickin' on Elton John: A Bluegrass Tribute, Various Artists, 2001
info Help!: Songs of the Beatles, Vol. 2, Various Artists (John Schroeder), 2001
no info I Am Sam Soundtrack, Various Artists (Black Crowes), 2002
no info The Beatles Album/Jesus Christ Superstar, Percy Faith, 2002
no info Beatles Songs, Klaus Ignatzek, 2002
no info Bossa'n Beatles, Rita Lee, 2002
no info Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music, Various Artists (Marc Anthony), 2002
no info Little Help from My Friends: A Tribute to the 35th Anniversary of the Beatle's Sgt. Peppers, Various Artists (Spacious International), 2002
no info Best of the Bluegrass Mandolin, Various Artists (David West et al), 2002
info 20th Century Masters: Songs of Lennon & McCartney, Various Artists (Elton John), 2002
no info Little Help from My Friends: A Tribute to the 35th Anniversary of the Beatle's Sgt. Peppper, Various Artists (Spacious International), 2002
no info Slow and Slower, Fog, 2002
no info Anthology, Natalie Cole, 2003
no info Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Elton John, 2003
no info 500 Miles, The Hooters, 2003
no info Plays the Music of the Beatles, Concha Dante Amaru, 2003
no info Plays the Beatles, Strings Unlimited, 2003
no info Absinthe Mind, Trash Wednesday, 2003
no info The Sound of Music, Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra, 2003
no info Gregorian Chant: Elton John, The Brotherhood of St. Gregory, 2003
no info Take It Easy: The Fab Four Go Loungecore, Various Artists (John Schroeder Orchestra), 2003
no info Soul Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Natalie Cole), 2003
no info I'll Take Romance, Percy Faith & His Orchestra and Choir, 2004
no info Lucy in the Sky With Bossa Diamonds, Palmyra & Levita with Joao Donato, 2004
no info Sgt. Pepper for Classical Guitar, Branimir Krstic, 2004
no info Threshold, John Novello, 2004
no info The Instrumental Hits of the Beatles, Mersey Symphonia, 2004
no info The Piano By Candlelight, Carl Doy, 2004
no info A Tribute to the Beatles, Studio 99, 2004
no info Drew's Famous: Life Begins at 40, Hit Crew, 2004
no info Echoes, Ed Alleyne Johnson, 2005
no info Very Best of Elton John, Elton John, 2005
no info Essential Classic Rock, London Symphony Orchestra, 2005
no info Ao Vivo, Rita Lee, 2005
no info Jazz the Beatles, Scenario, 2005
no info Gregorian Chant: Beatles, The Chant Masters, 2005
no info Beatles Songs for Babies, The Lullaby Orchestra, 2005
info Revolution: A Rock Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (The Hooters), 2005
info Beatles Regrooved, Various Artists (Joseph Jaime), 2005
info Essential Mercury Rev: Stillness Breathes 1991-2006, Mercury Rev, 2006
no info Playing the Beatles, Acoustic Duo, 2006
no info Poison, Joachim Kuhn, 2006
no info It's Only Pain (Single), Katie Melua, 2006
no info Piece by Piece (Special Edition), Katie Melua, 2006
no info The Bingo Kids Sing Beatles Hits for Kids, Vol. 2, Bingo Kids, 2006
no info The Beatles Greatest Hits, Bornagen Beatles, 2006
no info Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Paul Hemmings Trio, 2006
no info The One Man Electrical Band, The One Man Electrical Band, 2006
no info BTJ Perform the Beatles: The Ultimate Tribute, BTJ, 2006
no info Hear and Now, This Is Now, 2006
no info Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute, Various Artists, 2006
no info Rocket Man: Number Ones, Elton John, 2007
no info The Maxes, The Maxes, 2007
no info Emotions/Tomorrow's Yesterdays, Ronnie Aldrich, 2007
no info Nervous Nights and Satellites, The Hooters, 2007
no info A Lounged out Homage to the Beatles, Giacomo Bondi, 2007
no info Pepper Front to Back, Les Fradkin, 2007
no info Best Of Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra, Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra, 2007
no info David Waldon Picks on the Beatles, David Waldon, 2007
no info Living with the Beatles, Pedro Guasti, 2007
no info Classic Rock Number 1's, Various Artists (Elton John), 2007
no info Across the Universe Soundtrack, Various Artists (Bono), 2007
no info Mojo Presents Sgt Pepper, Various Artists (Circulus), 2007
no info Bedtime with the Beatles, Pt. 2, Jason Falkner, 2008

 
The Dead

info Morrison, CO: June 16, 2004
info Mountain View, CA: June 26, 2004
info Indianapolis, IN: July 25, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ: August 11, 2004

Vince Welnick

info Live At The Keswick Theatre, Beatlejam, 2011
info Live At The Webster Theatre, Beatlejam, 2011

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