Photo by Evening Standard/Getty ImagesA Beverly Hills home The Beatles rented for a LSD party is now on sale for more than three million dollars. According to real estate agency Zillow.com, The Rolling Stones and Cary Grant are among the celebrities who also rented the property at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive.
Zsa Zsa Gabor owned the home in 1965 and rented it to the Fab Four for five days in August of that year. It featured four bedrooms, six bathrooms, two wet bars, patios off all the bedrooms, a fireplace in the kitchen, a guest house, a six-car garage and views of the canyon.
According to The Beatles Bible, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison used LSD. but Paul McCartney abstained.
The web site quotes John Lennon recalling the occasion for Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner: "Peter Fonda came, and he kept on saying, ‘I know what it’s like to be dead.’ We said, ‘What?’ And he kept saying it, and we were saying, ‘For Christ sake, shut up, we don’t care. We don’t want to know.’ But he kept going on about it. That’s how I wrote 'She Said She Said.'"
It also quotes George Harrison as remembering, "I had a concept of what had happened the first time I took LSD, but the concept is nowhere near as big as the reality, when it actually happens. So as it kicked in again, I thought, ‘Jesus, I remember!’ I was trying to play the guitar, and then I got in the swimming pool and it was a great feeling; the water felt good.”
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