Posted by Dave Haber
Pattie Boyd told us the cute story about how George Harrison proposed to her on the first night. She turned down his offer then for dinner, but didn’t the next time he asked.
Now she told us something about her first date with George that I bet you didn’t know. They were accompanied on that first date by a chaperone, Brian Epstein! Pattie mentioned they were only 19 and 20 at the time, and she thought maybe Brian was afraid they wouldn’t know what wine to order.
She echoed the earlier comments of Billy J. Kramer, and said the Beatles adored Brian, he was like an older brother to them. She said it was such a shock to them all when Brian died, it was so unexpected, everyone was dumbfounded, but they were with the Maharishi at the time and he comforted them.
She also spoke about how she found out about Transcendental Meditation first while the Beatles were out on tour, and told George about it when they got back. He was very interested in it, and coincidentally, the Maharishi was going to be in London just a few weeks after that, and that’s when they all went to see him, girl friends and wives included.