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Beatles admit guru was an error... Timothy Leary leaves Millbrook...

Item # 703473

May 16, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, May 16, 1968

* Beatles admit Maharishi was a mistake
* Dr. Timothy Lear leaves Millbrook for California w/ photo
* Includes famous LSD quote: "turn on, tune in, drop out"

A great issue of this famous counter-culture newspaper as the front page has two iconic photos: one of John Lennon & Paul McCartney pointing to an inside article which states that the Beatles had made a mistake regarding the guru Maharishi, and another of Timothy Leary headed: "Ecstatic Saints: Turn-On & Good-By" with lead-in: "Leary at the Gate" Lengthy article continues on the inside pages with his famous quote in the first paragraph: "...turn on, tune in, drop out." (see images)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because there was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 64 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.
Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century