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)