The Full Deck

A look back through time, 52 years.

The Full Deck


April 2020
The Beatles in India

In early 1968, all four members of The Beatles traveled to northern India to attend a Transcendental Meditation training course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. While George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr all arrived at the Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh in mid-February with optimism and enthusiasm, they departed at different times and with differing opinions of the positivity of the experience.


January 2020
Cut From the Same Cloth: Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Veedon Fleece
by Mike Fishman

Both Astral Weeks (1968) and Veedon Fleece (1974) were heavily influenced by Morrison’s Irish roots and personal life and share a special kinship often alluded to by ardent listeners. These two albums mirror and complement each other, in both subtle and overt ways.

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