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- Posted on Dec 8th 2009 11:10AM by Steve Baltin
"It's like the stars aligned from out of nowhere on this one," Lennon tells Spinner. "It just felt like something I should do." It's hard to deny the fates that brought the two men together, both of whom had a Lucy in their lives who suffered from Lupus. For Scott, it's his 89-year-old grandmother, and for Lennon, it was childhood friend Lucy Vodden, who his father immortalized in pop music history on 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.' Vodden died from the disease in September at the age of 46.
The video draws heavily on that history, with Lennon seen coloring with crayons -- Beatles fans will surely know that the song 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' came from a drawing young Julian did of his friend -- and a young girl, presumably a Lucy, seen playing on a schoolyard with friends.
For Lennon, the song, which raises money for Lupus research, is a fitting tribute to his childhood friend. "After hearing of her passing, the least I could do was something in her honor and her name that would bring more awareness and light to the disease she died of," he says. "I knew nothing about it before Lucy, so I just felt it was an opportunity to do something not only in her memory, but also to try and help the cause at the same time." Check out the exclusive premiere of 'Lucy' below.