Summary: The Beatles First Smoke

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The Beatles’ First Smoke Sesh 50 Years Ago The Beatles met up with Bob Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz at The Delmonico Hotel after playing a show at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York on August 28th 1964. Dylan and Aronowitz brought marijuana and an unbeknownst to Dylan, introduced the Fab Four to Mary Jane for the first time. Dylan had incorrectly thought that lyrics from Beatles tunes such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand” were sung, “and when I touch you I get high, I get high” when actually the Beatles were singing, “I can’t hide, I can’t hide.” Prior to this casual smoke sesh, the Beatles drug of choice was alcohol. “Till then we’d been hard scotch and Coke men,” Paul McCartney admitted. Well Dylan rolled up a joint, passed it to John Lennon who promptly handed it to Ringo Starr, calling him his “Royal Taster.” Unaware of joint-passing etiquette (never thought of that before, have you?), Ringo finished the entire joint himself. A whole joint, all to himself the first time. So Dylan rolled a few more and over the course of the next few hours the Beatles fell into hysterics with Dylan just watching in delight.…show more content…
"The Beatles had gone beyond comprehension,” John Lennon said later on. “We were smoking marijuana for breakfast. We were well into marijuana and nobody could communicate with us, we were just glazed eyes, giggling all the time.” Fans of the band are well aware that their drug exploration didn’t stop there, but that’s a story for another day. For some time, the Beatles were a part of the free, peace and love movement of the 60’s, and they weren’t the only ones. The Rolling Stones were known smokers as well, and Keith Richards was even arrested for using his house as a designated weed smoking venue. He was sentenced to a year in jail in 1967, but appealed the conviction and got off. Both Brian Jones and Mick Jagger were arrested for possession of cannabis as

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