© Paul Saltzman
George Harrison's interest in Indian culture started when friend David Crosby of the Byrds introduced him to the work of sitar player Ravi Shankar. By the time The Beatles visited Mahesh Yogi's ashram in 1968, Harrison had already made several pilgrimages to the country and visited various holy places.
"George spoke softly, as he looked at me, 'You can have everything in life. Like, we're the Beatles, aren't we? We can have anything that money can buy. And all the fame we could dream of. And then what? It isn't love. It isn't health. It isn't peace inside, is it?' " - Paul Saltzman