Ahead of our virtual screening, we examine an enduring tale about the Beatles’ time in India — a (fake) scandal that wound up in song.
The Beatles’ “Carnival of Light” is nearly 15 minutes of…we don’t know what. It was an early attempt at avant-garde, but fell flat.
Their trip to India was meant to be a chance for the Beatles to recharge and reconnect. It didn’t work out quite that way.
Besides the Maharishi, there was one other person in India who had a big impact on the Beatles — and ultimately, The White Album.