To honor Lucy

Julian Lennon

Lupus Now, the magazine of the Lupus Foundation of America, doesn't always attract huge stars for its cover. Usually it's a researcher or person with the autoimmune disease. But the new issue features musicians Julian Lennon (son of John) and James Scott Cook. The two men have recorded a song called "Lucy" and arranged for some proceeds to benefit the association in honor of the inspiration for a Beatles song.

Lucy Vodden died in September after battling lupus since 2005. The story goes that Julian Lennon drew a picture of Vodden, a childhood playmate, and showed it to his father, explaining, "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds," and the rest is history. According to Lupus Now, Lennon learned of Vodden's death while working with Cook, who had just written a song called "Lucy," the name of his grandmother, who has lupus.

Visit www.lupus.org/lucy.