50 Years Ago This Month The Beatles Traveled To India


It was February 1968 when the Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, India to the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Fab Four were in search of a deeper spiritual meaning, guidance and personal well-being through Transcendental Meditation. Notable celebs also joined them on this journey including Donovan, Mia Farrow and Mike Love of the Beach Boys. 

To mark the 50th anniversary of that historic trip, an exhibit will be held at the Beatles Story museum in the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool; and out today is The Beatles in India, a new book by photographer Paul Saltzman, who was at the ashram with the Beatles. Saltzman took intimate photographs of the group and you can click the pic below to learn more.

The book is also being made into a documentary which is scheduled for release later this year. According to reports it will feature "rarely seen footage, including in-depth interviews with the band," with the movie focusing on the way the India trip affected the Beatles' creative process during the period leading up to the White Album. The band wrote reportedly 48 songs while in India, with most of them ending up on the seminal album.


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