Paul McCartney Reminisces About The Times He And John Lennon Platonically Jerked Off Together
"The lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did."
With the release of new album Egypt Station, Paul McCartney has given a long, candid interview with GQ — and while it’s not filled with quite as much celebrity-directed dirt as a Quincy Jones or Kathleen Turner tell-all, McCartney’s fond reminiscing about masturbating in a room with John Lennon has certainly caught the internet’s attention.
The topic comes up as GQ writer Chris Heath asks McCartney for anecdotes on how The Beatles first bonded, beyond the oft-told stories.
McCartney offers up this: “[We were] over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us. 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.”
We being McCartney, Lennon and a few of Lennon’s friends. Given the lack of internet or material they had to work with, the men just shouted out names to conjure up imagery.
“We were just, ‘Brigitte Bardot!’ ‘Whoo!’, and then everyone would thrash a bit more,” he says. Lennon, however, couldn’t help but make a joke of it. “I think it was John sort of said, ‘Winston Churchill!'”
“It wasn’t a big thing,” he says. “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. 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. Not even Brigitte Bardot.”
Still, it’s shattered a lot of minds.
Is NOBODY going to call this Paul McCartney and John Lennon story "Beatlejuice"?
— Brian Boone (@brianbooone) September 11, 2018
reading that article about how Paul McCartney and John Lennon jerked off together was really my 9-11
— brendan kelly and the wandering birds (@badsandwich) September 11, 2018
i cant believe that paul mccartney and john lennon actually used to jack off together, it sounds like something that mac or dennis from always sunny would say
— 🐀 Oh I Was Playing His Asshole 🐀 (@prunewt) September 11, 2018
There are plenty more juicy details in the feature, including McCartney saying orgies weren’t really his thing, plus his response to Quincy Jones calling him the worst bass player he’s ever heard. It’s well worth a read.