The Beatles in India

Sunday, June 03, 2018

On April 10, 1970, the Beatles split up with this announcement: “Spring is here and Leeds play Chelsea tomorrow and Ringo and George and John and Paul are alive and well and full of hope. The world is still spinning and so are we and so are you. When the spinning stops — that’ll be the time to worry. Not before.” Well, in the four decades and more since, we are alive in a world without two of the Beatles, John and George. Paul and Ringo are well and performing, which gives us hope — and the books haven't stopped coming.

Ajoy Bose, best known for his biography of Mayawati (Behenji), and a book on the Emergency, marks the 50th anniversary of the band’s visit to a Rishikesh ashram in Across the Universe: The Beatles in India. He leaves the study of the music to the best known writers chronicling the Beatles like Ian MacDonald (Revolution in the Head).

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