Saturday, June 18, 2005

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes

In a sad bit of news, Lucy Richardson, who nearly four decades ago inspired the Beatles hit Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, has died of breast cancer at the age of 47.

John Lennon wrote the now-famous lyrics in playful response to a drawing made by his son Julian, who had a youthful crush on the girl whose family owned an antique shop in Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Lucy Richardson grew up to be a successful motion picture art director, with such films as Elizabeth, The Saint, and Chocolat among her flashier credits.

Now, I suppose, she really is in the sky with diamonds.

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Blogger Janet offered these pearls of wisdom...

I thought that song was about LSD. No?

P.S. Thanks for the bday wishes!:)

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Anonymous jerry beale offered these pearls of wisdom...

I just came upon Swanshadow's blog dated 18 June 2005 under 'The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes'. I grew up in Weybridge, Surrey, England before moving to NZ in 1982. I knew Lucy. She hung out with a bunch of us - Frank, Sean, Jeremy, Mark. Now we're all scattered to the winds, 'cept I rang Frank in England today (20 Oct). We talked about Lucy. She was beautiful and one hell of an artist. I remember walking with her along the towpath along the canal one warm summer's day all the way to Ripley, Surrey when we were both about 20. It was a wonderful day. I'm sad beyond words that she's gone, even though we had no contact for years. She really was the girl with kaleidoscope happy Lucy, wherever you are (Jerry Beale, Auckland, NZ

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Blogger David offered these pearls of wisdom...

I've seen your art on Google.

You need to come to and post your art. There's also a section to post your short stories, etc.

2:16 PM  

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