(George Harrison & Eric Clapton, Concert for Bangladesh, Madison Square Garden, 1971)
Eric Clapton chants Hare Krishna
"Even though I was not overawed by the Beatles, I was aware that this was a very special moment in time for anyone that was there. Their music had gradually been evolving over the years and the album (Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) was expected by everyone to be their masterpiece. It was also supposedly written under the influence of acid, the sounds of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life." It was an amazing experience to be listening to it in the condition we were in. They had begun to explore Indian mysticism, perhaps as a result of George's influence and at some point the chanting of 'Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare' began to be heard in the club. The acid began to take effect and we were all dancing to the rhythm. I have to admit we were pretty moved by the whole thing."