About Dylan Introducing the Beatles to Pot

This is a legendary part of rock arcana. But apparently it went down a bit differently than we’ve been told, accordingly to a new tell-all by Dylan’s then road manager Victor Maymudes …

From the summary in Rolling Stone

Maymudes provides one of the most complete accounts of the famous summit, at the Beatles’ New York hotel on August 28th, 1964. “Bob tried to roll a joint and it fell to piece in his hands,” Maymudes says, “scattering pot over a bowl of fruit sitting on the table.” Victor took over and rolled the joints himself. That helped liven up the party, but Dylan, who’d been drinking, passed out on the floor within an hour. “The following morning, Paul came up to me and hugged me for 10 minutes,” says Maymudes, ‘and said, ‘It was so great, and it’s all your fault because I love this pot!'”

Maymudes version of Dylan’s explanation of why he married Sara Lownds and not Joan Baez definitely has the ring of truth to it.