Jerusalem (PTI): Rare pictures clicked during British musical group
Beatles' visit to India's holy city Hrishikesh will be on display at
an exhibition in Tel Aviv next month.
The exhibition titled as 'Imagine Liverpool', a joint venture of The
Beatles Story and the Liverpool Soccer Club, tries to encash upon the
two greatest symbols of Liverpool Beatles and the football club.
The exhibition will display photos of the legendary musical group
taken during their stay at Maharishi Yogi's ashram in Hrishikesh that
have been discovered quite recently, news portal 'Ynetnews' reported.
The band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and
Ringo Star went to the ashram in order to mend the rift that had
arisen between them. And the experience led to a creative boom
resulting in the writing of 48 new songs.
At the same time, a Canadian Jewish photographer, Paul Saltzman, had
also arrived at the ashram. Saltzman set his tent outside the ashram
and stayed there for several days until the British stars invited him
to join their group.
Almost thirty years after the music band's India trip, Saltzman
stumbled on a forgotten cardboard box in his house that bore the
caption, 'The Beatles – India', the portal said.
Julia Bird, John Lennon's sister, will be the guest of honour at the
inauguration of the exhibition which will also showcase photos from
the soccer club's archive.