The 101 number one song of the day was the most successful cover version of a Lennon/McCartney song of the rock era and the second number one song inspired by Julian Lennon.
The first was “Hey Jude” which Paul wrote to bolster Julian’s sagging spirits regarding the breakup of his parents’ marriage and the presence of Yoko Ono on the scene. The song you’re about to hear was the result of a picture he’d painted in school which contained stars and the depiction of a girl who was in his class. It was far more innocent than what many people assumed. Because of the initials of the title, observers thought it was a reference to LSD, which John adamantly denied. The little girl’s name was Lucy and the person who took it to number one this week in January, 1975 was Elton John – “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. ”