There are many myths surrounding the reasons why John Lennon and Paul McCartney came up with the strange combination of words which led to the song entitled "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"; some commentators have said it is to do with the fact the Beatles at the time, in 1967, were experimenting with the drug lysergic acid diethylamide (also known as LSD, peculiarly: LAD would have been a better acronym but it was the Sixties) and others have stated that it was inspired by a picture drawn by the very young, at the time, Julian Lennon.
However since the recent death of the Sixties music behemoth, Roger H O'Graines, a close friend, promoter and confident of the late great George Harrison, it has come to light through O'Graines bequest to the Museum of Liverpool of a single photograph that neither of the myths expounded in this article are anywhere near the truth.
In an interview after the release of the photo, Professor Michael Bottal of Liverpool University's School of Music faculty said, "This is going to stun the world and cause the history of the Beatles music to be rewritten in a time when there are remaining members still alive today. This is absolutely unprecedented."
In fact it is possible by slowing down the original single by 10% and using a 1950s Dansette mono record player that the real words of the title, "Loo Seat" can be heard. For those readers who do not have access to a record player from that era the Museum of Liverpool's curator has kindly given us permission to exclusively reproduce the photograph.