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« Reply #8130 on: August 29, 2021, 03:44:08 pm »
Iron Butterfly drummer Ron Bushy, who was behind the kit on the rock classic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and appeared on all of the band's albums, has died at 79

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« Reply #8131 on: August 30, 2021, 03:43:14 pm »
Lots of funnies in this story, but his middle name made me laugh the hardest.

Flashback: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Tries to Bust Paul McCartney Out of Prison for Weed Possession
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Mon, August 30, 2021, 12:25 PM·2 min read
 
Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry is best known as the architect of reggae and dub, his mind-bending solo productions and his work with everyone from Bob Marley and the Wailers to the Clash to Beastie Boys. Less known by the general public, though, is the role he played in trying to extract Paul McCartney from a Japanese prison following a marijuana bust.

On January 16th, 1980, McCartney flew into Tokyo’s Narita International Airport with his wife Linda and their four children. He was five days early for Wings’ tour of Japan, an 11-date stint that would wrap up with three nights at the Budokan in early February. But all of that was cancelled when officials found 7.7 ounces of marijuana in his luggage and the Beatle spent nine days in a Tokyo prison.
“I didn’t try to hide it,” McCartney recalled in 2011. “I had just come from America and still had the American attitude that marijuana isn’t that bad. I didn’t realize just how strict the Japanese attitude is …my first night was the worst. I couldn’t sleep. I was frightened about the possibility of not seeing my family for years.”

Perry had previously worked with the McCartneys in 1977, when they cut Linda’s covers of “Sugartime” and “Mister Sandman” at his Kingston studio Black Ark. He sent a letter to Tokyo’s Minister of Justice voicing support for his friend.

“Dear Sirs, I LEE PIPECOCK JACKSON PERRY would LOVE to express my concern over your consideration of one quarter kilo to be an excessive amount of herbs in the case as it pertains to master PAUL McCARTNEY,” he wrote. “…I find the herbal powers of marijuana in its widely recognized abilities to relax, calm, and generate positive feeling a must. Herbs is his Majesty’s. All singers positive directions and liberty Irrations. Please do not consider the amount of herbs involved excessive. Master PAUL McCARTNEY’s intentions are positive.”

McCartney was released from prison after nine days. Perry’s reaction was kinder than McCartney’s former bandmate John Lennon, who reportedly said, “If he really needs weed, surely there’s enough people who can carry it for him. You’re a Beatle, boy, a Beatle. Your face is in every damn corner of the planet. How could you have been so stupid?”

Perry died on Sunday at the age of 85. Tributes have flooded in following the musician’s death, from Max Romeo and Mad Professor to to Beastie Boys’ Mike D.

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« Reply #8132 on: August 30, 2021, 03:57:35 pm »
scratch and Lennon are not wrong...
although  7.7 ounces of marijuana seems a lot for just an 11 date tour, but guess that was for the whole band and crew?
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« Reply #8133 on: August 30, 2021, 03:58:46 pm »
Lennon


For someone who preached about peace and love he sure could be a hater…


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« Reply #8134 on: August 30, 2021, 04:34:14 pm »
scratch and Lennon are not wrong...
although  7.7 ounces of marijuana seems a lot for just an 11 date tour, but guess that was for the whole band and crew?

My wife is the biggest pothead I know, but her response to this was "John was right."

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« Reply #8135 on: August 30, 2021, 04:38:57 pm »



Me and Lee “Scratch” Perry 9 years ago outside State Theatre…after show…he is resting hand on roller bag he wheeled  on stage…Nice man!

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« Reply #8136 on: August 30, 2021, 05:02:37 pm »



Me and Lee “Scratch” Perry 9 years ago outside State Theatre…after show…he is resting hand on roller bag he wheeled  on stage…Nice man!

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« Reply #8137 on: August 30, 2021, 05:36:47 pm »
Which one are you?

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« Reply #8138 on: August 30, 2021, 05:39:02 pm »
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« Reply #8139 on: August 30, 2021, 05:57:02 pm »
Which one are you?
I needed a laugh
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« Reply #8140 on: August 31, 2021, 04:37:50 am »
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« Reply #8141 on: August 31, 2021, 08:13:11 am »
Funny thing is it ran through my head someone would pull that exact joke…




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« Reply #8142 on: August 31, 2021, 09:03:39 am »
I can't believe Lee Scratch Perry didn't know how to post the original picture and only posted the screenshot.

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« Reply #8143 on: August 31, 2021, 09:21:31 am »
Believe it!!

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« Reply #8144 on: September 03, 2021, 10:50:18 am »
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