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I had a funny little thought today: we know the Beatles smoked a progidious amount of marijuana. Even Paul McCartney, the Beatle most likely to get you home by eleven p.m., smoked so relentlessly that he was actually thrown in jail for smuggling.
But I couldn’t recall a single photo of any Beatle with a joint, or even any paraphernalia. These, the most relentlessly photographed humans on Earth. No friend or fan ever snapped them with a doobie hanging from their lip? A statuesque bong lurking defiantly in a corner? It beggars the imagination.
What about you? Ever seen one? Link to ’em in the comments.
If we can’t find any, maybe we should run a contest: “Original fans! $100 to the first verifiable image!”
There’s at least one photo of Paul being very stoned during one of his Beatles photo shoots, but other than that, I don’t know.
Got a link?
How’s this? I don’t have the separate images handy right now, and I’m off to bed anyway (past midnight here in Europe). Anyway, I did this for one of my PID debunk videos: https://i.imgur.com/Ej0hEt1.jpg
I have this on my Pinterest Paul board.
I’m getting a 404 on it. Can you insert it into the comment?
Hope this works!
Let’s try this: https://pin.it/3x2sb5i4os3cz7
First picture in article… looks a lot like what I observed during the Wings tour and stay in Holland… in 1972 no bus, but expensive Hotels, and lots of dope…
The first one at the top I have in a file too, don’t know how to add it… https://www.google.nl/search?q=marijuana+mccartney&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CVtCp6m9n3LvIjhmW7r8X3ZcmSGCQyNJXpo6BF4D3tn4yBr3jlX_1OLlfjngFil4ZeOeaXVaiJBqR4XF6gngoxeMeiCoSCWZbuvxfdlyZETaSsR4Yd3BmKhIJIYJDI0lemjoR3nsgp-Y-R38qEgkEXgPe2fjIGhG7kmgrXDbiCioSCfeOVf84uV-OESAIoO_1_1N9KPKhIJeAWKXhl455oRbbMRfpqDt2YqEgldVqIkGpHhcREV6q0oA-8v0CoSCXqCeCjF4x6IEVHgwYbw6OxQ&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjb_LLf1PviAhVCbFAKHUmmC0UQ9C96BAgBEBs&biw=939&bih=522&dpr=2#imgdii=vlY1lQxoV4rRIM:&imgrc=WgPOHaIm6ivdEM:
Guys, I knew you wouldn’t let me down! But ONLY Paul? Any J/G/R?
@Rob, my emails are being filtered by Yahoo so I won’t be able to respond that way, but your comments are showing, as you can see.
Here’s John taking a drag in 1969: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/iyOjW
He doing that like he’s done it before 🙂
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Can anyone point me to any scenes in the HELP! movie where they’re high?
Or are they high in every scene?
Hey Sam! I don’t know specifically if they are high in this picture, but in an interview on The Beatles Channel on Sirius, Paul said they were
all pretty much stoned during the entire shoot. Here’s a pic of Paul and Ringo… https://pin.it/odtzm3dfyrotzu
in both the curling scene in the snow and the ‘palace’ scene where they are at the window with the guards marching below, paul has stated they were giggling so hard it took almost all day to film.
just found this site yesterday – your own articles led me to find one,
here’s john in ’73, he’s lighting a regular smoke but there are some joints there in front of him on the (non-minimalist) coffee table:
Every time I see this picture, my eyes fool me into thinking Yoko is holding a metal pot pipe. It’s just a cigarette in her hand, with a bit of window glare behind her. A rare laugh from her adds to the illusion: https://www.nippon.com/en/ncommon/contents/japan-topics/376386/376386.jpg
Baby Sean looks so cute in that photo
John offers a joint to his chauffeur, sometime in 1965: