August 30, 1968. The Beatles release Hey Jude. Paul wrote it to comfort Julian Lennon (“hey Jules”) following the divorce of his parents and the onslaught of Yoko. Typically, John saw it as a veiled bill of divorcement between him and Paul.
From the Time magazine issue of [the same day], an article entitled “Pot and Parents” containing this diamond:
“I’d kill the sonofabitch if I ever found out he was smoking pot,” says a Manhattan father. Says his 16-year-old son, who has been using marijuana for a year: “I smoke pot because it makes the world a beautiful place instead of a place filled with narrow-minded bigots like my father.”
I was born just too damned late.