All You Need Is (Self) Love!
In a new interview, Paul McCartney reveals he and Beatles bandmate John Lennon masturbated together on at least one occasion.
Talking to GQ, the 76-year-old says the joint jerk happened one night before the Beatles were famous when he was hanging out at John’s house with a few other of John’s friends. “And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying — I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything — we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did,” he tells the magazine.
Periodically, the lads would shout out the name of someone from their mental spank bank. “We were just, ‘Brigitte Bardot!’ ‘Whoo!’ And then everyone would thrash a bit more,” the musician explains.
Before long, however, a certain someone trolled the group. “I think it was John sort of said, ‘Winston Churchill!’” McCartney adds.
Even more titillating, the singer-songwriter isn’t quite sure it was a one-time thing. “Maybe it was like a two-off,” he says. “It wasn’t a big thing. But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group. Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it … But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone.”
Later in the interview, McCartney describes other antics from the band’s early days — like when the Fab Four laid on top of one another in a “Beatles sandwich” to stay warm in an unheated van, or when the bandmates cheered on as a 17-year-old George Harrison lost his virginity.
“Some of [the stories], they’re just so outrageous, you think: ‘Was that really true?’ But I try my best to do the true ones.”