I’ve found a hilarious, and (perhaps not surprisingly) drug-related reference to the first Dylan-Beatles meeting in 1964. Another Beatles/Bob thread; I can’t help myself.
This is actually based on documented events, when Bob allegedly brought along a bit of greenery to the Beatles hotel suite while they were in New York. The Beatles up until then were speed users from their days playing 8-hour sets in Hamburg, but had never tried smoking marijuana. Ringo was, according to legend, the first one to toke up. Then, all the Beatles indulged, including manager Brian Epstein.
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By the next year, they were all potheads, particularly during the filming of Help!, where they were viewed as a giddy bunch of guys, often prone to fits of laughter at the slightest provocation.
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Classic stuff. I love the depiction of George’s munchies and Ringo’s colorful visions. Thanks for the post.
My favourite part of this is that when Bob muscles the Beatles into paying him for his “contribution”, then pretends it’s a joke, he still keeps the money. 🙂
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I am the 3,829th Beatle and I can tell you this is not true. It was hash.
Fair enough, Jim. 🙂
There is also the question as to whether or not this was the first time the boys had smoked, which is part of the legend. I somehow doubt it, being a band who cut their teeth on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, where drugs of all sorts were being consumed.
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