Milestones

DIED. SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA, 87, Indian guru who opened the 1969 Woodstock festival by teaching the crowds to chant "om"; in Madras. A native of South India, the thickly bearded swami went to the U.S. in 1966 on the crest of a wave of counterculture interest in Eastern religion, and he eventually served as spiritual adviser to such celebrities as Carole King, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern. Satchidananda founded a number of ashrams, including Yogaville in Virginia, where he made his home. At Woodstock he shared the stage with rock luminaries Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Crosby, Stills, Nash &...

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