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Classical music and drugs: which composers took what?
Famous for his epic minimalist piece 'In C', Terry Riley was also a fan of three other letters, namely LSD. He once said that LSD was "the element of the consciousness-raising movement," and that marijuana was a "sister drug" to it. He also spent some time in Morocco during the '60s, like a prototype gap-year student trying to find themselves, and experimented liberally with the generous spread of hallucinogens on offer.