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The Beatles: The Strange History of Sexy Sadie

Tony Sokol Jan 21, 2019

John Lennon could turn a bad mood into great song. He worked out some instant karma for a giggling guru for The Beatles' White Album.

"Well, if you’re so cosmic you’ll know why," John Lennon explained to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as the final two Beatles left his Ashram before fulfilling their Transcendental Meditation regimen. "And he gave me a look like ‘I’ll kill you, you bastard,'” Lennon told Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone in December 1970, which was later published as the book Lennon Remembers. Inner peace is as much a bitch as karma, which bites the asses of rock stars and gurus alike. Maharishi was accused of sexual misconduct during the Beatles' sojourn to India for enlightenment, a journey which may have culminated in the band teaming with the Beach Boys in spreading the movement. But it darkened Lennon's vibes so bad

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