THE BEATLES: Still Causing a Revolution
Yevgeny Bryun, a top Russian narcotics agent, blames The Beatles and their trip to India in 1967 for the skyrocketing use of recreational drugs. At a recent press conference in Moscow, Bryun said, "After The Beatles went to expand their consciousness in India ashrams, they introduced that idea -- the changing of one's psychic state of mind using drugs -- to the population. When business understood that you could trade on that -- on pleasure and goods associated with pleasure --that's probably where it all began."
A spokesperson for The Beatles was unavailable for comment.
Source: Telegraph (U.K.)