Paul McCartney shares first time The Beatles got stoned together was with Bob Dylan

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On May 24 this year the music icon Bob Dylan turns an impressive 80-years-old. And to celebrate, stars from Sir Elton John to Van Morrison have paid tribute to the musician. This also includes Sir Paul McCartney who claimed that the first time The Beatles got stoned together was with Dylan.

Speaking with Uncut magazine for their Bob Dylan 80th birthday issue, Sir Paul McCartney admitted he wasn’t certain if he should be sharing the story.

The 78-year-old said: “I’m not sure whether he’s 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 old lads having our Scotch and Coke – it was an afterparty, I think.”

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Macca has always been a big fan of his almost 80-year-old contemporary and has been saying for over 10 years how he’d like to work with him.

Another fan asked: “Paul, if you could choose one artist from any point in history to make an album with, who would it be?”

He replied: “There’s an awful lot of them. John Lennon, he’s pretty good.

“And then there’s George. And Ringo. And then there’s Elvis. And Chuck Berry… It’s impossible to choose, the list goes on and on!”

The Beatles had famously met Elvis only once back in 1965 when The King invited them to visit his LA home.

The story goes that the Fab Four were totally speechless, so Elvis had to break the ice by saying he’d have to go to bed if they didn’t say anything.

It worked and apparently they played pool and even jammed together – a true sight to behold.

After all, both Elvis and The Beatles are the most successful music artists of all time.



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