March 1968

Paul McCartney leaves Rishikesh

Paul McCartney, Jane Asher and Neil Aspinall left Rishikesh on this day for England, having spent more than a month studying meditation with

UK single release: Lady Madonna

Recorded before their trip to India, but released in their absence to sustain public interest in the group, The Beatles’ 17th Parlophone single was released in the UK on this day.

Ringo Starr arrives back in England

Following the long drive from Rishikesh to Delhi, and the 20-hour flight from there to London Airport, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen arrived back in London.

Ringo Starr leaves India

Less than two weeks after their arrival, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen left Rishikesh to return to England.