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Philip Norman: The Beatles’ 1968 trip to Rishikesh ashram was “fantastic advert” for India

By: Eastern Eye Staff

By Reena Kumar Travellers often arm themselves with a concoction of pills in a bid ease symptoms of the dreaded Delhi belly if it strikes, but it was baked beans for Ringo Star who took a tin with him on his sojourn in India back in 1968. Accompanied by fellow Beatles, Star visited Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Rishikesh Ashram in a bid to seek spiritual enlightenment when the pop stars where at the height of their fame. The trip was to significantly influence their music and open up Indian mysticism and music to the West. Leading music historian Philip…

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