Thursday, 7 November 2013

the beatles girlfriends at rishikesh and their break up

Here's The Beatles when they went with their wives and girlfriends to Rishikesh, India in 1968 to visit the Maharishi Mahaesh Yogi at his ashram.
At the time, they were world famous, and had the pick of the ladies, yet somehow, all managed to end up with slim, long haired, similar looking ones. What on earth would the odds have been for that happening?
Then (I assume) they got to the stage where they valued personality and character more, and the parameters were shifted. Hence Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
Would The Beatles have stayed together if Yoko had not come on the scene? Who knows, but my ill educated guess is probably not.  She gets a lot of the blame for the split, but they were growing apart anyway.  It's a shame they didn't just do their solo projects and meet up now and again to create more music, but l prefer they got out at the top, and didn't soil their legacy.  I look upon 'Free as a Bird' as something else, a later project but not part of their original oeuvre (as someone more pretentious than me might say). I like it, but also discount it.
Anyway, l still prefer The Rolling Stones.

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