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At first it seemed to be a dream of a drug. There were no physical side effects (apart from a loss of appetite) and sex on freebase was mind-blowing. We set up our own home lab, complete with flasks, test tubes, glass plates and rubber tubing.
Ronnie had never studied chemistry at school, so he used to joke that this was his way of catching up on his education. Freebase was an early form of crack. Nowadays, crack couldn’t have a worse image, but back then no one had heard of it.
As the months went on, our freebasing expanded to include our neighbours: Sly Stone, David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash, John Belushi – in fact the whole of LA’s A-list seemed to be doing it.
Even Tony Curtis came round. I was very excited to meet him because he’d had sex with Marilyn Monroe – and now he was in our bathroom!