Pictures of Beatles and Pot?

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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!”

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17 Comments

  1. Avatar Chantal de Paus wrote:

    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.

  2. Avatar Tasmin wrote:

    I have this on my Pinterest Paul board.

    https://pin.it/iq2f5tt7lrx5cw

  3. Avatar Rob Geurtsen wrote:

    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…
    https://midcenturymodernmag.com/paul-mccartney-and-marijuana-7d9d181a1830

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Bleicher Michael Bleicher wrote:

    Here’s John taking a drag in 1969: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/iyOjW

  6. He doing that like he’s done it before 🙂

  7. Avatar Rob Geurtsen wrote:

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  8. Avatar Hologram Sam wrote:

    Can anyone point me to any scenes in the HELP! movie where they’re high?
    .
    Or are they high in every scene?

    • Avatar Tasmin wrote:

      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

  9. Avatar jim wrote:

    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.

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