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    Those guys lived a life we will never know. Your the most famous 4 people in the world and everyone wants a piece of you. You have more money than god and you cant go out your door to go out and enjoy your life. The record company just wants you to make the next record and single to make them money. And John started doing smack at the end of his tenure with The Beatles. The LSD won't kill you (maybe make you looney). Just a little to much horse that one time and your another statistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF-30 View Post
    And Yoko, don't care about her art or the so called music she made. Maybe she should go back in the bag for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JF-30 View Post
    The LSD won't kill you (maybe make you looney).
    As a matter of fact, LSD CAN kill you through toxic overdose:
    "HUMAN STUDIES: LSD has significant cardiovascular effects owing to its sympathomimetic actions. Tachycardia, hypertension, arrhythmias, shock, and respiratory arrest occur with severe overdose."
    It's just that nobody who's ever had enough material to actually do it (kill themselves), has.
    That we know of.

    Quote Originally Posted by JF-30 View Post
    And John started doing smack at the end of his tenure with The Beatles.
    John was already doing smack during the making of the White Album, hardly the "end of his tenure".

    https://www.beatlesbible.com/albums/...white-album/1/
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    Nice post, Al.

    There's a great story about Lennon and LSD while they were working on "Getting Better". If you jump off a roof while tripping, LSD will certainly kill you.

    The Beatles worked out the song’s instrumental track during two sessions at EMI’s Abbey Road studios before arriving – sans Ringo Starr – on the evening of March 21st, 1967, to record the backing harmonies. To prepare himself for yet another marathon all-night session, Lennon reached into his silver art-nouveau pillbox and pulled out what he thought was an amphetamine. Unfortunately, he accidentally picked the wrong tablet, dosing himself with LSD. “It’ll certainly keep him awake for a while!” Harrison wryly noted on a 1992 episode of ITV’s The South Bank Show.“I thought I was taking some uppers and I was not in the state of handling it,” Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1970. “I said, ‘What is it, I feel ill?’ I thought I felt ill and I thought I was going cracked … then it dawned on me that I must have taken some acid.” He informed producer George Martin that he was unwell. Never guessing that Lennon’s troubles were pharmaceutical in origin, the older gentleman responded with old-fashioned common sense. “‘Come on, John,’ I said, ‘What you need is a good breath of fresh air!'”

    With unnatural intensity, Lennon began to climb the staircase from the studio floor to meet Martin in the control room above. “It seemed to take John a long time to get up the stairs; he was moving as if he were in slow motion,” recalled engineer Geoff Emerick in his book, Here There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles. “When he finally walked through the doorway into the control room, I noticed that he had a strange, glazed look on his face. He appeared to be searching for something, but didn’t seem to know what it was. Suddenly he threw his head back and began staring intently at the ceiling, awestruck. With some degree of difficulty, he finally got a few not especially profound words out: ‘Wow, look at that.’ Our necks cranked upward, but all we saw was … a ceiling.”

    Martin led his befuddled charge up through a series of passageways to the platform on top of EMI’s studios for what would become the second-most famous rooftop incident in the Beatles saga. Martin, na´ve to the world of drugs, was still unclear what was the matter, though he did notice Lennon “swaying gently against my arm and resonating like a human tuning fork” – a condition that isn’t usually cured by fresh air. “If I’d known it was LSD, the roof would have been the last place I would have taken him!” he laughed in the Beatles Anthology documentary. “But of course I couldn’t take him out the front because there were 500 screaming kids who’d have torn him apart. So the only place I could take him to get fresh air was the roof. It was a wonderful starry night, and John went to the edge, which was a parapet about eighteen inches high, and looked up at the stars and said, ‘Aren’t they fantastic?’ Of course to him I suppose they would have been especially fantastic. At the time they just looked like ordinary stars to me.”
    Several minutes later Martin returned to the studio to continue work, leaving Lennon to his own devices on the roof. McCartney and Harrison, well aware of what their bandmate had done, carried on for a short time before they grasped the full impact of the situation: Lennon was tripping alone on an unguarded roof! Instantly they sprinted up the stairs to rescue him. “They knew all too well that the rooftop had only a narrow parapet and that, in his lysergically altered state, John could easily step over the edge and plummet thirty feet to the pavement below,” Emerick writes. Thankfully, Lennon was found intact, quietly contemplating the universe on his own.
    Safely back in the studio, Lennon realized he was in no state to record. “I said, ‘Well, I can’t go on. You’ll have to do it and I’ll just stay and watch,'” he later told Rolling Stone. “I got very nervous just watching them all, and I kept saying, ‘Is this all right?’ They had all been very kind and they said, ‘Yes, it’s all right.'” The session recommenced briefly, but soon it was deemed useless without a capable Lennon and the group decided to break early for the night.
    But there was a problem. Lennon’s driver wasn’t due to return to Abbey Road for several hours, and his wife Cynthia was fast asleep. To keep watch over his vulnerable friend, McCartney decided to take him back to his own home on Cavendish Avenue, a short walk from the studio. “Paul’s thoughtfulness in going home with John was typical of one of the best sides of his character,” Martin reflected in his memoir, All You Need Is Ears.


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    Began thinking about Skip Spence doing heavy drugs at an age where his mental illness was probably just coming into full fruition.

    It reminded me of a friend in the 11-12th grades ('68-'69) who was friendly, smiling, & enjoyed a good conversation - until he started dropping acid on a regular basis. A switch was flipped, and the person he had been became unrecognizable.

    A very scary prospect, to consider anyone we might have known who piled serious drugs on top of a serious mental issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Nice post, Al.

    There's a great story about Lennon and LSD while they were working on "Getting Better". “Paul’s thoughtfulness in going home with John was typical of one of the best sides of his character,” Martin reflected in his memoir, All You Need Is Ears.
    Beatles Bible has this additional tidbit about that incident:

    "In fact, the session was stopped once The Beatles realised that Lennon was tripping. Lennon's car was not at the studio, and so McCartney took him to his nearby home at Cavendish Avenue. This became the first occasion on which Lennon and McCartney took LSD together, with the trusty Mal Evans looking after them.
    'I thought, Maybe this is the moment where I should take a trip with him. It's been coming for a long time. It's often the best way, without thinking about it too much, just slip into it. John's on it already, so I'll sort of catch up. It was my first trip with John, or with any of the guys. We stayed up all night, sat around and hallucinated a lot.' "
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    man i love these old stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    man i love these old stories.
    Makes me want to trip again lol but really no ,well unless it can be verified pure something with no lasting after effects !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayk View Post
    Makes me want to trip again lol but really no ,well unless it can be verified pure something with no lasting after effects !
    Pure as the "driven" snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    I don't care for her music - except stuff like "Walking on Thin Ice" - but he loved her, that's all that matters. I hope no one would ever treat my wife the way she was treated.
    And you can't argue with their overall and constant voice for peace.
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    Yeah.
    And love means accepting the flaws.
    Even after I was ready to commit to monogamy I wasted 25 years holding out for "perfection".
    When I finally loosened up a little, it (she) found me.
    One thing I really like about Yoko is that she's probably the only human on the planet who could make one of these things run away whimpering with its tail tucked between its legs, just by singing to it:



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    I'm perfectly willing to keep my opinions about Yoko to myself as long as she (and others) stop perpetuating the myth that she's an artist. She was every bit a con artist as Magic Alex was - two characters that came into John's life about the same time, as I recall.

    What about Cynthia Lennon as an artist, does anyone remember that? Look at her work, she actually had some talent.

    And as far as Yoko's philanthropy, well it's an easier proposition when you've inherited more money than you know what to do with. I doubt you'll see her give everything away.

    Like I said earlier, John loved her and that's fine. But it doesn't mean I have to buy into this pro-Yoko propaganda that she was some sort of genius.
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