Today marks the 55th anniversary of a landmark moment in rock history – the day Bob Dylan got the Beatles stoned for the first time.
As the story goes, Dylan invited the band to get high after meeting up in a Manhattan hotel on August 28th, 1964. He was shocked to hear the Fab Four claim that they had tried marijuana but “didn’t really get high” from the stuff.
But Dylan, of course, believes that “Everybody must get stoned”. He had his manager roll up a few joints, and as Ringo Starr would later tell it, “We got high and laughed our asses off”.
Do you remember your “first time”? How did it go? Did you listen to any music?