In a cute article, Harry Hamlin recounts a road trip he took to La Honda, California in the early 1970s, where he and his friends were given psychedelic drugs by a Hell’s Angel.
From the article:
The former “L.A. Law” star remembered that he and his friends spent the night at a hidden compound with tree houses.
The group was gathered around a campfire when they were approached by a Hell’s Angel who asked to borrow a wrench. The man used the wrench to open up a pipe in one of the tree houses and took out a “pile of blue pills,” which turned out to be psychedelics.
The biker gave Hamlin and each of his friends a blue pill to thank them for their help. Afterward, the California native missed the first day of registration.
This experience changed his outlook on life and inspired him to pursue an acting career instead of architecture at UC Berkeley. He missed the first day of registration for architecture classes but was able to get into the drama department. The result? A 50-year career in the arts that has made him a household name.