John Lennon's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Handwritten Lyrics Fetches Major Cash

05/18/2011
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(Gibson) John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' 1967 song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" have been sold at auction for more than $237,000 in Los Angeles, according to Spinner.com.

The lyrics are on a single sheet, and feature the opening lyrics for the track and a rough sketch of four people in a room with windows draped in curtains. The sheet also includes the opening lines to another Beatles tune "She's Leaving Home."

The Beatles' song featured on the 1967 Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but has long been the subject of argument. For years, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" has been regarded as a reference to LSD, based on its mercurial lyrics and the fact that the words "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" spell out the initials of the drug within its title. British woman Lucy Vodden, who died in 2009, claimed in 2007 that she was the inspiration for the song. more on this story

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