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Forty five years ago, the Beatles were settling into the ashram of their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi , in Rishikesh , India. The news coverage was nonstop and global, as it had been six months earlier when the lads first met Maharishi and became public advocates for his Transcendental Meditation technique. It would have been easy at the time to dismiss the media frenzy as just another pop culture craze. But reporters knew this was different. Why would four young, bright, fun-loving youngsters, wealthy beyond imagining, able to go anywhere and do anything, choose to hunker down in an austere, vegetarian, non-air-conditioned compound in the Himalayan foothills and spend large chunks of time each day with their eyes closed? What is this meditation thing?
Special thanks to ThisDayinMusic.com . It’s hard to believe in this day and age, but in 1964 — at the dawn of Beatlemania — there was some doubt as to whether the Fab Four would sell in a non-English-speaking country like Germany. Perhaps those making that assessment weren’t aware that The Beatles had spent their formative years as a band tearing down houses on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn on a nightly basis. Nevertheless, Odeon Records (the German imprint of EMI) contacted George Martin and Brian Epstein and convinced them that The Beatles should record their biggest hits in German so that they could sell more records there.
On the 27th August 1967 Brian Epstein, The Beatles’ manager was found dead in his bed at 24 Chapel Street – his London home in Belgravia, and practically a stones throw from the grounds of Buckingham Palace. He’d taken, what was most likely, an accidental overdose of Carbital – a popular sleeping pill of the time. Epstein had in the last few years become a heavy drug user and in fact during a lot of that summer Epstein had been staying at The Priory, the infamous rehab clinic – trying to cure his acute insomnia and growing addiction to amphetamines. Earlier that week Epstein had met up with The Beatles, for what would be the final time, while they were recording Your Mother Should Know at The Chappell Recording Studios for the up-coming Magical Mystery Tour. He was then planning to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend at his country home at Kingsley Hill in Sussex with his friends Geoffrey Ellis and Peter Brown, and he did indeed drive down there with them on Friday 25th.
Written by: Lennon-Ono-Zappa Recorded: 6 June 1971 Producers: John Lennon , Yoko Ono , Phil Spector Released: 15 September 1972 (UK), 12 June 1972 (US) John Lennon : vocals, electric guitar Yoko Ono : vocals Frank Zappa: vocals, electric guitar Mark Volman: vocals Howard Kaylan: vocals Ian Underwood: vocals, woodwind, keyboards Bob Harris: vocals, keyboards Jim Pons: vocals, bass guitar Don Preston: Minimoog Aynsley Dunbar: drums Available on: Some Time In New York City