They selected me and George to try and bring her out because she would trust us. Spignesi, Stephen; Lewis, Michael Long and Winding Roads: Retrieved 10 November The song was used in commercial advertising by the US wireless phone company Cellular South in a TV commercial during As a result, Lennon wrote the song “Dear Prudence”.

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Retrieved 15 May According to Walter Everett [26] except where noted:. Written in Rishikesh in Skouxsie, it was inspired by actress Mia Farrow ‘s sister, Prudence Farrowwho became obsessive about meditating while practising with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Spignesi, Stephen; Lewis, Michael Farrow has said she was “flattered” by the Beatles’ gesture in creating “Dear Prudence” for her, adding: It counts amongst Deat finest songs.

The Jerry Garcia Band covered it in extended, improvised versions at concerts between and Garcia’s death in The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Mike Hedges.

Views Read Edit View history. Writing more recently in The Beatles DiaryPeter Doggett commented that it was “strange” that the Beatles chose to begin the album with two songs recorded without Starr. Retrieved 7 January I feel that it does capture that essence of the course, that slightly exotic part of being in India where we went through that silence and meditation.


I think it’s an important song. English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees released a cover version of “Dear Prudence” as a single in Revolver Through the Anthology. According to author and journalist Mark Paytress, Lennon was less “charitably disposed” when commenting on the song after he had grown disaffected with the Maharishi and Transcendental Meditation.

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Archived from the original on 22 September The Gospel According to the Beatles. He detects an eeriness in the track that would have fitted with the implications evident in the phrase A Doll’s Housewhich was the intended title for The Beatles. They were all serious about what they were doing, but they just weren’t as fanatical as me. Available at Rock’s Backpages subscription required.

As a result, Lennon wrote the song “Dear Prudence”. The lyrics are simple and innocent [27] and celebrate the beauty of nature, [28] particularly in the lines: This article is about the song by the Beatles. According to music critic Kenneth Womack”Prudence” serves as one of the many literary figures the Beatles created for the White Album, along with Sexy Sadie representing the MaharishiBungalow Bill, Rocky Raccoon and other characters named in the titles of the songs they wrote in Rishikesh.


He likens the banxhees of these figures in the context of the double album to Impressionistic artwhereby the diverse elements are brought together to form a unifying song cycle.

Dear Prudence

Retrieved 5 April John, George and Paul [McCartney] would all want to sit around jamming and having a good time and I’d be flying into my room. A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon.

They selected me and George to try and bring her out because she would trust us. He says that the lyrics further an idea first espoused by Lennon in ” Nowhere Man ” innamely: A recording by Siouxsie and the Banshees was a top-five hit in the UK in On 29 August, McCartney overdubbed bass guitar and Lennon sang his lead vocal, doubled for effect, [46] to which McCartney and Harrison added harmony vocals.

For the television movie, see Dear Prudence film.