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Beatle George And Where He's At

Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 16 December 1967

For many people, the Beatles have long passed the stage where they are merely a pop group. The first indication of this development was probably when George Harrison began to take an interest in Indian music and consequently Indian culture. It was George who introduced John, Paul and Ringo to the Maharishi and it is George's passion for his teaching that affects almost all Beatle thinking at the moment. In this exclusive Melody Maker interview, conducted by Nick Jones, George dwells on his new-found philosophy of life; how he arrived at it; what it means to him; and what it will mean to the directions the Beatles are now taking. Music hardly entered the conversation — but then, the Beatles are much more than music alone now.

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