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Harrison wrote “Love You To” in early 1966 while the Beatles were enjoying an unusually long period free of professional commitments, due to their inability to find a suitable film project. He used the available time to further explore his interest in Indian music and the sitar, which, journalist Maureen Cleave noted in a contemporary article, “has given new meaning to [his] life”. Aside from honeymooning in Barbados with his wife, English model Pattie Boyd, Harrison’s activities included receiving sitar tuition from an Indian musician at the Asian Music Circle (AMC) in north London, where he also attended music recitals, and seeing Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar perform at the Royal Festival Hall. As reflected in “Love You To”, Harrison continued to immerse himself in recordings by Shankar, who, when the pair met in June 1966, would agree to take Harrison as his student. This meeting took place at the home of the AMC’s founders, Ayana and Patricia Angadi, whose network of friends and visitors added to Harrison’s self-education in new forms of art, culture and politics.