The Beatles co-lead vocalist and bassist Paul McCartney was the latest interview guest of the 289th Issue of Uncut Magazine this month, and he talked about Bob Dylan to celebrate the 80th birthday of the legend.
In the interview, Paul was asked about his opinions on Dylan’s latest album named ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ which was released last year. The album features 10 never-released-before tracks and it was awarded as ‘The Best Album Of 2020’ by many authorities. The average score of the album is 95/100 on Metacritic, and 89/100 on AnyDecentMusic.
As Paul stated that he always likes what Dylan does and his latest album was really good while praising his lyrical skills. In the same interview, Paul also admitted that it was Dylan who gave The Beatles their first weed experience ever when they were in a hotel room back in 1964.
Here is what happened at Delmonico Hotel:
“I’m not sure whether he’s [Dylan] very keen on me telling this, but here we go… It was at the Delmonico Hotel on Park Avenue and 59th in New York City in August 1964.
We were in a hotel room, all being good lads having our Scotch and Coke – it was an afterparty, I think. Dylan arrived and he went into the bedroom with his roadie. Ringo went along to see what was up. So he finds Dylan, rolling up, and he has a toke.
He came back in and we said, ‘What was it like?’ So Ringo says, ‘The ceiling is kind of moving down…’ We all ran into the backroom, going, ‘Give us a bit, give us a bit!’ That was the very first evening we ever got stoned!”
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