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The latest song-place added is Sexy Sadie - The Beatles | Place: Rishikesh, IndiaOnly a song from the '60s could possibly have an origin and an evolution quite like those of "Sexy Sadie" from the Beatles' eponymous album. Only in that era of cultural upheaval, spiritual experimentation, and rivers of LSD could a song about a philandering spiritual guru end up as one about a female sexpot. Thankfully, that decade of weirdness and rebellion did happen, and so we ended up with both the terrific song that is "Sexy Sadie," and the fascinating story behind it.

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The latest comment is posted by R. Mack Harrell from Boca Raton, Florida about Sexy Sadie - The Beatles | Place: Rishikesh, IndiaJeff , nice historical piece. I'm just back from Delhi where the legend lives on. Thanks for making it real nearly 50 years later.