John Lennon's First Acid Trip Comes Alive in This Animated Short

A night that would transform The Beatles’ sound and relationship with one another for years to come.

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In the spring of 1965, Beatles member John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, as well as bandmate George Harrison and his wife, Pattie Boyd, attended a dinner at the London home of dentist John Riley and his girlfriend, Cyndy Bury. Before the foursome left, Riley urged them to stay because he, unbeknownst to The Beatles, placed sugar cubes containing LSD into their coffee. This would be their first time on an acid trip, however far from their last.

In the above short, using an archived recording with Rolling Stone magazine, the legendary John Lennon recounts that infamous night — a night that would transform the sound of The Beatles as well as their relationships as bandmates for years to come.

After checking out the video, head over to rollingstones.com for a fascinating story on how this night inspired the band’s Revolver album, arguable their best work, as well as how it led to the downfall of the English band.

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