MUSIC: “Revolution” – The Beatles, 1968

Having spent several months in India studying Transcendental Meditation under the direction of the guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles returned to London in April 1968. John Lennon’s song “Revolution” expressed his response to the social events that were unfolding. He chides those who uncritically embrace ‘ideological,’ socio-political solutions, while expressing his own ambiguity to ‘revolution’ – “you can count me out / in”.