The Beatles had an acrimonious breakup, but Paul McCartney reveals in a new interview that bandmates were a lot closer in the early days… a lot! They would get roaring drunk, sit in a circle and, you know, masturbate together.
John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were all in on it. Now, the 76-year-old music legend calls it a bonding experience.
“What it was … was over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us. And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying,” he told GQ magazine.
“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 says.
But John, ever the prankster, quickly killed the buzz by shouting: “Winston Churchill!”
An image of the cigar-chomping, bulldog-faced Prime Minister flashing a “V” sign is not something anyone wants to hear when they’re all aroused… apparently.
“It was maybe a two-off. It was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group,” he says.
“Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it. There’s so many things like that from when you’re a kid that you look back on and you’re, ‘Did we do that?’ But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone,” he says.
Aside from circle jerking Paul insisted he was never one to indulge in orgies because it wasn’t his thing but he wasn’t sure if his bandmates felt the same way
“I’m just not into orgies. I don’t want anyone else there. It ruins it!”
But Paul was cool with engaging in a menage a’ tois.
“There was once when we were in Vegas where the tour guy, a fixer, said, ‘You’re going to Vegas, guys – you want a hooker?’. We were all, ‘Yeah!.’ And I requested two. And I had them and it was a wonderful experience. But that’s the closest I ever came to an orgy.”
“See, the thing is, in the next room I think the guys might have ordered something else off the menu. So that would figure if John was saying, yeah, it was all bacchanalian. I think John was a little more that way, because thinking back, I remember there was someone in a club that he’d met, and they’d gone back to the house because the wife fancied John, wanted to have sex with him. So that happened and John discovered the husband was watching. That was called ‘kinky’ in those days. So I think maybe John experienced a bit more of that than I did.”
“I just didn’t fancy it, that kind of thing. Someone else’s wife? I definitely wouldn’t want the husband to know. You know, that seems sensible to me,” he says.
Paul always was the sensible Beatle. But, whoa, too much disclosure?