May 17, 2011 15:06

The Beatles' 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' lyric sheet sold for over £100,000

Lyric sheet for 1967 single is purchased in Los Angeles

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John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' 1967 single 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' have been sold at auction for over £145,000 in Los Angeles.

The lyrics were on a single sheet, which was sold today for $237,132 (£145,700) at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

The song sheet features the opening lyrics for the track and a rough sketch of four people in a room with windows draped in curtains.

The song, which featured on the 1967 Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', has for years been regarded by many as being in praise of the hallucinogenic drug LSD, based on the offbeat lyrics and the fact that the words 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' spell out the initials of the drug within them.

Lennon always disputed that notion and British woman Lucy Vodden, who died in 2009, claimed that she had been the source of the song in 2007.

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