Re: origin of names: lucy?

Matthew Adair (
8 Feb 1995 23:25:51 -0500

Reto U. Schneider ( wrote:
: for an article about the origin of names in science I am looking for
: information about lucy. is it true that she was named after the beatles
: song lucy in the sky with diamonds? where could I get details about it
: (book, personal contact...)?

According to Lawrence H. Robbins, in his book "Stones, Bones, and
Ancient Cities" (p31), Lucy was indeed named after the song.

-Mat Adair