This week on #askNat I am responding to a question from Greig Dymond in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who writes: Dear Nat, Last night on PBS I saw a fairly recent British sitcom called The Old Guys. Jane Asher had a supporting role. It seems to me that she would be the “holy grail” of Beatles-related [...]
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Welcome back for another Beatles Rarity Of The Week. During February and March 1968 The Beatles were in Rishikesh, India learning about Transcendental Meditation (TM) as guests of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They were joined by a few other celebrities including actress Mia Farrow (who was soon to be divorced from Frank Sinatra), her sister [...]
I’m hoping most of those reading this have had the opportunity to check out Martin Scorsese’s recent biographical documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World by now. Back in October it made it’s debut in cinemas across the U.K. and was also released on home video. In the U.S., it made it’s first appearance [...]
“The Fool On The Hill” was a Lennon/McCartney original, used in the Magical Mystery Tour film and accompanying LP/EP set. It was actually conceived by Paul McCartney, who stated in an interview that he wrote the song with someone like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in mind. He claims that he looked at the Maharishi as someone [...]
Welcome to the Beatles Rarity Of The Week. This week’s BROW, like last week’s, features another of the songs composed while The Beatles were in India, over February through April 1968. John Lennon, the song’s primary composer, explained in a Playboy interview: ‘Bungalow Bill’ was written about a guy in Maharishi’s meditation camp who took [...]
Welcome to the Beatles Rarity Of The Week. First off, congratulations to Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell who wed yesterday (John Lennon’s 71st birthday) in London’s Old Marylebone Town Hall. And since it was John’s birthday yesterday, I have another nod in the chief Beatles’ direction this week. From February to April 1968, John was [...]