The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

1 portrait of John Lennon

The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, by Philip Townsend, 31 August 1967 - NPG x128616 - © Philip Townsend Archive

© Philip Townsend Archive

The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

by Philip Townsend
bromide fibre print, 31 August 1967
12 in. x 17 1/2 in. (304 mm x 443 mm) image size
Given by Philip Townsend, 2006
Photographs Collection
NPG x128616

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  • Philip Townsend (1940-), Photographer. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Left to Right: Mal Evans, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Pattie Boyd, Mike McCartney, Neil Aspinall, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Maureen Starr, George Harrison, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
This portrait was taken in London, a few days after the Maharishi had lectured on Transcendental Meditation, at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. The band, their wives, girlfriends and several other friends attended a weekend seminar led by the Maharishi in Bangor, North Wales. During their stay in Wales, the band received the news that their manager, Brian Epstein, had been found dead in his London home.

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  • Whitaker, Robert, Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 October 2009 - 24 January 2010), p. 150

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