“…Maharishi had invited us to stay with him at his ashram in India…In February 1968, with half the world’s press, we set off for Rishikesh, a small town in the north of India in the foothills of the Himalayas…[this] filled us with excitement about where Maharishi and Indian spirituality might lead.”

– Pattie Boyd

from Pattie Boyd’s autobiography, “Wonderful Today”

Suggested Beatles reading/Viewing/Listening


“Many Years From Now”  Barry Miles, a memoir of Paul McCartney

“Wonderful Today, The Autobiography” Pattie Boyd

“Dear Prudence, The Story Behind The Song” Prudence Farrow Bruns

“All You Need is Love, An Eyewitness Account of When Spirituality Spread From the East to the West” Nancy Cooke de Herrera

“American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West” Philip Goldberg

“The Beatles Anthology” Book and DVD, The Beatles

“The Beatles in Rishikesh” Paul Saltzman

Saturday Evening Post. “The Beatles, Mia Farrow, and a Post reporter all gather in India to meditate with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi” May 4, 1968. Lewis Latham, Cover Article, Part 1

“Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album” Documentary, Scott Frieman

Rolling Stone. “The Real ‘Dear Prudence’ on Meeting Beatles in India” September 4, 2015. David Chiu, Article/Interview

Daily Mail  UK, Article

Donovan performs “Hurdy Gurdy Man”

Paul McCartney 1968 Interview on writing “White Album”

Unreleased John Lennon song, “India”









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