Beatles biographer Hunter Davies reveals Ringo Starr tricked him into smoking spliff made of cabbage leaves – The Scottish Sun
BEATLES drummer Ringo Starr once tricked the band’s biographer into “getting high” on a spliff that was made with CABBAGE LEAVES.
Writer Hunter Davies reveals he was duped into smoking the veg-packed joint by the musician during the 18 months he spent with the supergroup at the peak of their powers in the 1960s.
Scots author Davies, 81, reflects fondly on his first experimentation with “drugs” in his new book The Co-Op’s Got Bananas! — his memoir of growing up in the 50s and 60s.
He says: “This one day Ringo gave me a ‘reefer’ to try in the 60s. I don’t smoke and I’d never taken any drugs my whole life, but I took it home to my wife.
“Well, we closed the curtains, took the phone off the hook and puffed away for half-an-hour, but felt no different and worked for the whole evening.
“The next time I saw Ringo I said, ‘I didn’t think much of your reefer’. That’s when he told me it was just cabbage leaves.”