Paul McCartney revealed he's still in awe of Bob Dylan. In a new interview with Uncut, McCartney said, "I always like what he does. "Sometimes I wish I was a bit more like Bob. He’s legendary. . . and doesn’t give a s***! But I’m not like that. His new album (Rough And Rowdy Ways)? I thought it was really good. He writes really well. I love his singing — he came through the standards albums like a total crooner. But, yeah, I like his new stuff."
"Macca" went on to add: "People ask me who I’m a fan of and Bob Dylan and Neil Young always make the list."
Although John Lennon was the first Beatle to dabble in marijuana back in the band's early days in Hamburg, Germany, Dylan holds the distinction for properly turning the "Fab Four" on to pot on upon their meeting on August 28th, 1964 at Manhattan's Delmonico Hotel.
The summit followed the Beatles' first proper New York City concert at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. Paul McCartney still considers the meeting among the most important of his life: ["We had a crazy party the night we met. I went around — I thought I got the meaning of life that night. I went around trying to find our roadie — 'Mal! Mal! Get a pencil and a paper! I've got it! I've got it!' And Mal, of course was a bit out of it, he couldn't fond a pencil and a paper anywhere — but eventually at the end of the evening he found it and I wrote down my message for the universe. And I said, 'Now keep that! Keep that in your pocket!' And Mal did (laughs) and the next morning, he said, 'Hey Paul, you wanna see that?' I said, 'What?' He said, 'That bit of paper.' I said, 'Oh, yeah!' And I'd written — 'There are seven levels.'"] SOUNDCUE (:34 OC: . . . are seven levels)
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