Yoko Ono ‘told her late Beatles star husband John Lennon how to take heroin after experiencing “a beautiful feeling” on the drug for the first time’

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Yoko Ono reportedly told the late John Lennon how to take heroin, according to a new book about his band the Beatles.

A number of new excerpts from the book All You Need Is Love have been published by The Sunday Times.

The book features interviews from the early 1980s with former Beatles members Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, as well as John’s widow Yoko.

In one interview Yoko, now 91 – who was married to John from 1969 until his death in 1980 – told John how to take heroin but denied she ‘put John on H’, which she claims John’s bandmate George had accused her of.

She added that John ‘wouldn’t take anything unless he wanted to do it.’

Yoko Ono reportedly told the late John Lennon how to take heroin, according to a new book about his band the Beatles (John and Yoko pictured in 1970)

In one interview Yoko, now 91 - who was married to John from 1969 until his death in 1980 - told John how to take heroin but denied she 'put John on H' (John and Yoko pictured in 1980)

In one interview Yoko, now 91 – who was married to John from 1969 until his death in 1980 – told John how to take heroin but denied she ‘put John on H’ (John and Yoko pictured in 1980)

According to the excerpt of the interview published by The Sunday Times, Yoko first ‘had a sniff of’ heroin in Paris, saying she had ‘a beautiful feeling’ as a result of the drug.

She said: ‘It was just a nice feeling. So I told John that.’

Yoko said that John would ask her about her experiences taking heroin, adding that she thought he ‘wanted to take it, that’s why he was asking’.

The artist added that they ‘never injected’ the Class A drug. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Yoko for comment.

In 1970, John recalled the first time he took heroin, telling Rolling Stone it was ‘not too much fun’ and he ‘never injected anything’.

He said: ‘We sniffed a little when we were in real pain.

‘We got such a hard time from everyone, and I’ve had so much thrown at me, and at Yoko, especially at Yoko. 

George Harrison is said to have accused Yoko of getting John onto heroin (The Beatles members (L-R) Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon pictured in 1967)

George Harrison is said to have accused Yoko of getting John onto heroin (The Beatles members (L-R) Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon pictured in 1967)

‘Like Peter Brown in our office – and you can put this in – after we come in after six months he comes down and shakes my hand and doesn’t even say hello to her. 

‘That’s going on all the time.’

John added: ‘And we get into so much pain that we have to do something about it. 

‘And that’s what happened to us.

‘We took “H” because of what the Beatles and others were doing to us. 

‘But we got out of it.’

The book All You Need is Love was written by two members of the Beatles’ inner circle, Peter Brown and author Steven Gaines, who first interviewed the members of the band for 1983 book, The Love You Make.

It was not well received by the band or fans, with their devotees calling it ‘The Muck You Rake’.

According the The Sunday Times, Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Linda ‘tore the book apart and burned it in the fireplace, page by page’ after it was published.

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