Today in History: The Beatles Study Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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1964, The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with 'Meet The Beatles!' The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks.
George Harrison, left, Paul McCartney, center and John Lennon, right, three members of the Beatles group during a London “Pop” concert on Nov. 11, 1963. (AP Photo/N)
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1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 'Straighten Up and Fly Right', had the 1955 US No.2 single 'A Blossom Fell' and 1957 UK No.2 single 'When I Fall In Love' plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. Father of singer Natalie Cole. In 1956 he became the first black American to host a television variety show.
1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 'Straighten Up and Fly Right', had the 1955 US No.2 single 'A Blossom Fell' and 1957 UK No.2 single 'When I Fall In Love' plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. Father of singer Natalie Cole. In 1956 he became the first black American to host a television variety show.
Unser Archivbild von 1960 zeigt den amerikanischen Saenger und Pianisten Nat King Cole in London. Vor 36 Jahren, am 15. Februar 1965, starb King Cole im Alter von 48 Jahren an Lungenkrebs. (AP Photo)
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1968, John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George and Patti Harrison, flew to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Paul and Ringo joined them a few days later, but Starr would become bored and leave on March 1st, comparing the experience to be like a 'Butlins holiday camp.' Much of the Beatles' 'White Album' was written during their stay.
** FILE ** Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, meditates at his headquarters in New Delhi, India in this Dec. 1967 file photo. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, has died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop, a spokesman said Tuesday Feb. 5, 2008. He was thought to be 91 years old. (AP Photo/File)
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1975, Linda Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're No Good', the singers only solo chart topper out of 12 other top 40 hits. Also today Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heart Like A Wheel.' (AP Photo)
1977, Glen Matlock was fired as bass player from The Sex Pistols, being replaced by Sid Vicious. Matlock rejoined in the 90's when the Pistol's reformed.
1977, Glen Matlock was fired as bass player from The Sex Pistols, being replaced by Sid Vicious. Matlock rejoined in the 90's when the Pistol's reformed.
1986, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', which was also a No.5 in the UK.
1986, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', which was also a No.5 in the UK.
Whitney Houston performs during the VH1 DIVAS LIVE '99 at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Tuesday, April 13. Other performers include Brandy, Tina Turner, and Cher, with a special performance by Elton John. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
1991, Kelly Emberg the ex-girlfriend of Rod Stewart filed a $25 million (£14.7 million) palimony suit in Los Angeles. The couple lived together from 1985 to 1990. Rod Stewart later said: "Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
1991, Kelly Emberg the ex-girlfriend of Rod Stewart filed a $25 million (£14.7 million) palimony suit in Los Angeles. The couple lived together from 1985 to 1990. Rod Stewart later said: "Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Rod Stewart performs onstage in concert at Subiaco Oval on February 26, 2005 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
1994, A federal court jury ruled Michael Jackson did not steal the idea for his hit song 'Dangerous' from a Denver woman who had sent him a demo tape.
1994, A federal court jury ruled Michael Jackson did not steal the idea for his hit song 'Dangerous' from a Denver woman who had sent him a demo tape.
(FILES) US pop star and entertainer Michael Jackson performs during a concert at the historical Berlin Reichstag on June 19, 1988. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves sweeping across the world and tributes pouring in on June 26 for the tortured music icon revered as the "King of Pop." AFP PHOTO/DPA/- (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
2000, Sting pulled-out of a concert in Vienna in protest at the inclusion of Jorg Haider's far right freedom party in Austria's new government. Lou Reed had also cancelled shows in the country.
2000, Sting pulled-out of a concert in Vienna in protest at the inclusion of Jorg Haider's far right freedom party in Austria's new government. Lou Reed had also cancelled shows in the country.
RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE British singer Sting, accompanied by a symphony orchestra and band, conducted by Sarah Hicks performs during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival on July 11, 2011 in Montreux. The music festival will last until July 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
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  1. Mike Love of the Beach Boys also joined them and claims he gave the Beatles an idea for Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beach Boys took Maharishi on tour but the yogi was not met with appreciation by the fans. My bias? I’ll take a savior over a guru any day.

    1. truthdemon says:

      a good guru let’s you save yourself.

      1. best wishes with that.

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