Now it can be told. John the eclectic, George the acetic, and Paul the copacetic. I had always admired him for that, but after reading that interview, I've come full circle.
You would think that an almost-62-year-old man would have learned to keep his mouth shut about his drug use, having seen the damage it's done in the world since the 60s. Now he graciously informs us that songs we adored in our youth, and taught our children to love, were inspired by drugs after all. Ta, Paulie.
Actually Paul and George talked about this in the Beatles Anthology documentary. I don't know if those elements aired in the ABC broadcasts (the videos were longer than the tv shows).