On the Road to Rishīkesh

In addition to the numerous released songs that the Beatles composed in (or about) India, there are others that were not completed, including these:

1. Child of Nature (became Jealous Guy)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzw0ww7jap4]

2. India

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzltijILEfA]

3. Dehra Dun

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krl—QD5dY]

The Beatles stay in India ended on a sour note and aside from George, did not change them in a permanent way. And yet this opening to India produced a revolution in the West. Cults and Eastern religions in general now got a hearing with younger generations that they had never experienced before.

I remember reading a book on cults when I was a kid that included ISKON and the Moonies, I think it talked about the Beatles influence. I would like to see something in depth on the subject, to trace just how influential the trip to India was on the popular culture.

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