It’s no secret that The Beatles, “experimented” with some things back in the day. Paul McCartney, as well as other members of the band, admitted that they were avid pot smokers back in the day. Sir Paul has found his way to a ton of headlines recently. Most of them have revolved around him reminiscing on his Beatles days. Now we know why he’s talking so much! He’s trying to promote his memoirs book. A portion of the book was published in, The Times of London. The portion of the book was about a story of The Beatles smoking weed with Bob Dylan.
The Typical Rock Band Party
Being in a band like The Beatles involved a ton of travel and drinking booze in hotel suites. The type of thing that you see in movies. On this occasion though, it wasn’t just the 4 Beatles that would be getting invites to the party. Bob Dylan was also on hand that night in the mid 60’s in what Paul seems think was NYC. The reason why Paul doesn’t recall the event clearly is pretty obvious. The extract from the book starts with,
“We were just drinking, as usual, having a little party. We’d ordered drinks from room service — scotch and Coke and French wine were our thing back then — and Bob had disappeared into a back room.”
Ringo Was The First “Beatle” To Fall
Sir Paul wasn’t shy about throwing his former bandmate under the bus! Luckily, according to Ringo Starr, he and Paul are still friends. In the book McCartney recalls that it was Ringo who was first hanging out with Bob Dylan that night. We came back to the group a bit wobbled and shared his experience with what must have been some pretty powerful kush!
“He said, ‘I’ve just been with Bob, and he’s got some pot,’ or whatever you called it then.” Paul adds, “And we said, ‘Oh, what’s it like?’ and he said, ‘Well, the ceiling is kind of moving; it’s sort of coming down.”
Getting In On The Action
As we mentioned, most of the members of The Beatles were not shy about admitting that they smoked some funny things back in the day. In this particular instance, Paul recalls that the rest of the band wanted to get in on the action. However, they made the typical mistake of taking a few more puffs than was necessary because they didn’t feel it kicking in. After a while, it did! Paul remembers,
“Suddenly it was working. And we were giggling, laughing at each other. I remember George trying to get away, and I was sort of running after him. It was hilarious, like a cartoon chase. We thought, ‘Wow, this is pretty amazing, this stuff.’ And so it became part of our repertoire from then on.”
Sir Paul Won’t Be Creating More Weed Stories
Although weed apparently was part of The Beatles “repertoire” as Paul McCartney mentioned, he isn’t an avid smoker anymore. In fact, he says that he gave up the drug altogether once he became a grandfather. You know because he didn’t want to “set a bad example” for the grandkids. Lucky for fans all over the world, Sir Paul isn’t keeping some of the “mature” stories away from his memoirs. If the grandkids read them some day they may be surprised just how bad grandpa was!
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