They’re Gonna Crucify Me

A little over a month after the Beatles shocked fans with the controversial “butcher cover” of Yesterday and Today, the Beatles found themselves at the center of another controversy when John’s casual observation about the declining popularity of the church—made during an interview with the Maureen Cleave of London Evening Standard the previous March—was taken… Read more

Exit, Brian; Enter, Maharishi

EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 5 (I’d Love To Turn You On) An Exit and an Entrance     In late July ’67 a full-page petition appeared in The Times of London calling for major reform of Britain’s marijuana laws. The petition was signed by over sixty prominent British citizens, including all four Beatles and Brian Epstein.  The… Read more