Paul McCartney says that Bob Dylan introduced The Beatles to marijuana in 1964. McCartney described the experience as a positive one. It took place while they were on tour and staying at New York's Delmonico Hotel.
In an interview posted on UltimateClassicRock.com, McCartney said, “So we were all together in the hotel suite; we were having a drink, and then Bob arrived. We said ‘hi,’ and he vanished into a back room.”
Ringo followed him and a little while later he returned “looking a little bit dazed and confused.” Paul explained that they had never had it and when they asked Ringo what it felt like he said, “Well, the ceiling feels like it’s coming down a bit.”
Paul continued, “We all just dashed in the back room to partake of the evil substance. That was quite an evening. It was crazy. It was great fun.”
He said, “I’m not so sure that Bob is keen on being labeled as the guy who turned the Beatles on, but that’s the truth. He’s a great bloke.”
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- Paul McCartney says that Bob Dylan introduced The Beatles to marijuana in 1964.
- It took place while they were on tour and staying at New York's Delmonico Hotel.
- Ringo did it first.