Paul McCartney Was So Grateful to Bob Dylan’s Tour Manager That He Hugged Him for ’10 Minutes’


In 1964, Bob Dylan met Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon. Dylan and The Beatles were two of the biggest musical acts at the time, and they all admired each other’s work. Their meeting was particularly significant to The Beatles because Dylan introduced them to marijuana for the first time. McCartney was so grateful that he gave Dylan’s tour manager a lengthy hug.

Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan | David Redfern/Redferns; Cummings Archives/Redferns

Paul McCartney and the rest of the Beatles met Bob Dylan in 1964

Dylan and The Beatles met at the Delmonico Hotel in New York City. Dylan and his tour manager, Victor Maymudes, weaved their way through a massive crowd outside the building hoping to see The Beatles.


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