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Today in 1975, Elton Had a #1 Smash

Written by Chief Editor.

On this date in 1975, Elton's version of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds hit #1 in the US.
The Beatles' original, released in 1967 on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, wasn't released as a single.
 
Elton's cover debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 48 on November 30, 1974.
 
When it then went on to become the rocker's third number one single, it also became the second John Lennon and Paul McCartney song not by the Beatles to top the chart (A World Without Love was a No. 1 single for Peter and Gordon in June 1964).