Paul McCartney admits taking LSD

On 17 June 1967, Life Magazine ran an interview with Paul McCartney in which the Beatle admitted to having taken LSD. The UK press immediately seized upon it, and two days later McCartney gave a statement to Independent Television News (ITN).

The item was broadcast on the ITN evening news, which began at 9pm on 19 June.

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Paul McCartney admits taking LSD, 19 June 1967

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