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Pictures of Beatles' India visit on display

india Updated: Mar 29, 2009 13:56 IST

Rare pictures clicked during British musical group Beatles' visit to India's holy city Rishikesh will be on display at an exhibition in Tel Aviv next month.The exhibition titled as 'Imagine Liverpool', a joint venture of The Beatles Story and the Liverpool Soccer Club, tries to encash upon the two greatest symbols of Liverpool, Beatles and the football club.The exhibition will display photos of the legendary musical group taken during their stay at Maharishi Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh that have been discovered quite recently, news portal 'Ynetnews' reported.

The band members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star, went to the ashram in order to mend the rift that had arisen between them. And the experience led to a creative boom resulting in the writing of 48 new songs.At the same time, a Canadian Jewish photographer, Paul Saltzman, had also arrived at the ashram. Saltzman set his tent outside the ashram and stayed there for several days until the British stars invited him to join their group.

Almost thirty years after the music band's India trip, Saltzman stumbled on a forgotten cardboard box in his house that bore the caption, 'The Beatles – India', the portal said. Julia Bird, John Lennon's sister, will be the guest of honour at the inauguration of the exhibition which will also showcase photos from the soccer club's archive.