Sitar Emporium LLC & Wonderwall Music Shoppe & Emporium presents:
"The Beatles In India" Photo Exhibit
Rare photos of The Beatles rediscovered!
Now showing at Chicago's only venue: WONDERWALL Music Shoppe & Emporium
Show runs Nov. 18 through Dec. 18.
Photo: "The Beatles In Rishikish". Photo copyright Paul Saltzman, 1968.
WONDERWALL Music Shoppe & Emporium of Oak Park is pleased to be Chicagoland's only venue to exhibit "The Beatles In India" photos from 1968 by world renowned photographer, author and critically acclaimed film producer, Paul Saltzman.
Saltzman of Toronto, Canada was one of the few lucky
people who met and interacted with the Beatles during one of their most productive songwriting periods which resulted in a double record release, "The White Album".
1968. As a young man of 24 years old, Saltzman was on
assignment in India for the National Film Board of Canada. By the 6th week of his filming, he received a 'Dear John' letter from his girlfriend stating that she had moved in with his friend.
Devasted and heart-broken, Saltzman heard of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and sought him out to learn meditation and mend his broken heart. What he found at the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikish was something more than meditation. He found The Beatles there too. They quickly warmed up to Saltzman and did not mind being photographed by him as they shared in daily activities at the ashram.
For the next 30 years, Saltzman would forget about the dozens of photos he'd taken of the Beatles until his daughter asked about them after hearing stories about her father's time with the Beatles in Rishikish. He soon rediscovered his treasured photographs. More about Paul
Saltzman and The Beatles In India photographs: www.thebeatlesinindia.com
Show runs: November 18 - December 18
Framed and unframed photos of various sizes available for sale.
Venue: WONDERWALL Music Shoppe & Emporium
325 Harrison Street, Oak Park IL 60304
Store and Gallery Hours: Thursdays - Sundays, 12 PM -
Beginning December, Holiday Hours: Wednesday - Sunday,
12 PM - 7 PM