May 3, 2021

May 3: This day, that year in music history

US fans reject Maharishi Mahesh Yogi while Jimi Hendrix records iconic ‘Voodoo Chile’ 

Gulf News
Leslie Wilson Jr
May 03, 2021 

Fans walk out from Beach Boys concert as the Maharishi speaks 

" ... The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique, performed as the co-headline act during the US tour by the Beach Boys. 

However, the crowd’s reaction was so negative, it forced the organisers to cancel more than half of the remaining tour dates featuring the Maharishi. 

A cult figure with several high profile friends in the music and film world, he had performed in many countries around the world including France, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Africa. 

He was associated with The Beatles, Rolling Stones and American filmmaker David Lynch. 

The Maharishi died in his sleep of natural causes on February 5, 2008 at his residence in Vlodrop, Netherlands." 

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