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This photo was taken in Rishikesh India spring ’68 during a helicopter ride John accompanied the Maharishi
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.
The Maharishi is “not a modern man.”
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)
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.
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.
I wonder where the footage John took is today?
WAs there no aerial footage in Anthologys India sequence?
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!?”
“I thought he might slip me the answer…”
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 ”
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