Paul McCartney confirms The Beatles' untold stories: Masturbating with John Lennon, orgies, hookers and more

There have been a lot of urban legends about The Beatles' alleged trysts with orgies and hookers and now, Paul McCartney has finally nailed the coffin on the facts.


                            Paul McCartney confirms The Beatles' untold stories: Masturbating with John Lennon, orgies, hookers and more

The Beatles were all about self-love, as is clear from the countless urban legends circulating about the band that revolutionized the classic rock'n'roll. And now, speaking on all these legendary stories about group sex, masturbation sessions, and even hookers, Paul McCartney sets records straight about what actually happened and what was just a pure myth.

Getting casual and chatty in an interview with GQ, Paul shared some of these untold stories about growing up together with his bandmates John Lennon and their teenage years of fun, including group masturbation sessions that they had partaken in.

"What it was was over at John's house, and it was just a group of us," McCartney explained about the incident. "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."

And Paul and John weren't the only once participating as some of the latter's friends were present too, and to make things even more exciting, they began suggesting celebrity names to help them reach their goals. "We were just, 'Brigitte Bardot!' 'Whoo!' and then everyone would thrash a bit more," Paul explained. "I think it was John sort of said, 'Winston Churchill!'" he added.

 

British musicians of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon (1940 - 1980) at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, 12th May 1968. (Photo by Dove/Daily Express/Getty Images)
British musicians of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon (1940 - 1980) at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, 12th May 1968. (Photo by Dove/Daily Express/Getty Images)

 

"I think it was a one-off. Or maybe it was like a two-off. It wasn't a big thing," he said, reflecting on their glory days. "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."

But that isn't the only brazen secret being dug out from the band's glory days; another very poignant celebration for the band was their member George Harrison losing his virginity at 17 and then breaking into a scream of applause, which Paul finally confirmed to be a fact. "I think that's true," he said, adding: "The thing is, these stories, particularly Beatles stories, they get to be legendary, and I do have to check: Wait a minute. I know we had one bed and two sets of bunks, and if one of the guys brought a girl back, they could just be in the bed with a blanket over them, and you wouldn't really notice much except a little bit of movement," he said.

 

British rock group the Beatles hold a press reception at the Saville Theatre in London after each received an MBE at Buckingham Palace, 26th October 1965. From left to right, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British rock group the Beatles hold a press reception at the Saville Theatre in London after each received an MBE at Buckingham Palace, 26th October 1965. From left to right, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

But at the same time, he also mentioned: "I don't know whether that was George losing his virginity -- it might have been. I mean, I think in the end this was one of the strengths of the Beatles, this enforced closeness which I always liken to army buddies," added Paul. "Because you're all in the same barracks. We were always very close and on top of each other, which meant you could totally read each other."

And for those still clinging on to the curious case of the Beatles' orgies and trysts with hookers, Paul serve the truth on that too. "There weren't really orgies, to my knowledge. There were sexual encounters of the celestial kind, and there were groupies," said McCartney, adding that he's just 'not into orgies.'

"I don't want anyone else there, personally. It ruins it! I would think -- I've never actually done it," he continued. "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."