When Julian Lennon was a child, he drew a picture of his friend Lucy Vodden that would go on to inspire John Lennon’s Beatles classic “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Late last month, Vodden died at the age of 46 after fighting a long battle with lupus and now Julian has made another piece of art in tribute to his late childhood friend.
Yesterday afternoon, Lennon informed his Facebook group that “LUCY,” a duet between he and James Scott Cook, is now available for purchase (you can also stream clips) as the first release by his new music company, theRevolution.
Go here to listen to the clips and/or purchase the song, which is available at three different prices, depending on how much you want to donate. It’s a little unclear what percentage of the donation is going to the artists or to support lupus research, as the release simply states that a portion of the profits will go to the latter.
Meanwhile, this release also gives us a sneak peek at Lennon’s new record company with former Bebo CEO Michael Birch. As their press release states: “The company assists artists in setting up their own music companies and then invests in those companies.” Based on the donation options for “LUCY,” it looks to me like they learned a bit from Radiohead’s In Rainbows release as well.