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  1. Craig says:

    This photo was taken in Rishikesh India spring ’68 during a helicopter ride John accompanied the Maharishi

  2. mark says:

    This photo of John in the Helocopter was taken in India. The Marahashi’s pilot had time to take one person on a joy ride. I remember the first time I saw this and I thought John was nuts flying in one of those things with God knows who piloting.

  3. Since 1963 says:

    The Maharishi is “not a modern man.” :)

  4. Mark says:

    Actually, Since 1963:-

    The Maharishi was very modern- once all The Beatles had left his retreat, he flew over to New York, installed himself in The Plaza Hotel and hired PR firm Solters and Sabinson to offset any negative publicity!

    (Also, owning a helicopter now, let alone in 1968, is pretty advanced. ;p)

  5. Since 1963 says:


    I know, I was just speaking in jest. I remember reading in Peter Brown’s “The Love You Make” that George told him (in MMY’s defense) that “He is not a modern man”. The helicopter pad was one of the items Brown questioned. Great read by the way. I recommend it in spite of a few errors.

  6. Since 1963 says:

    BTW, according to Peter Brown the MMY expected a 10-25% tithe from each of The Beatles! That kind of money would keep the helicopters fuel tank continuously filled. LOL.

  7. Pete F. says:

    I wonder where the footage John took is today?

  8. stephenmcg says:

    WAs there no aerial footage in Anthologys India sequence?

  9. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    There is footage that Mal took of John landing after being in the helicopter with Arthur Sultan, the Surrey mystic. The rest is of the Anthology stuff is a combination of Mal’s and Paul’s footage (the film he talks about in Let It Be “what we were doing” John & George: “what were we doing!?”

  10. LENNON500 says:

    “I thought he might slip me the answer…”

  11. alex of bronx says:

    Yeah Lennon 500,
    Didn’t John say something like he was waiting for Sexy Sadie to take him up in the helicopter and “slip me the answer ”
    Pure John

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