The recent profile on Sir Paul McCartney is a fascinating read. It’s a profile which has unearthed more stories and points of view than any interview Sir Paul has done in the last 30 years. Hats off to Chris Heath!
However, despite the brilliant stories of LSD, frogs and drilling holes into people’s skulls (McCartney saw his own DNA while on it, killed a few of them, Lennon tried to convince Paul of its merits) – there was one story we’d have rather not known.
It transpires that McCartney, Lennon, and three of Lennon’s friends once sat around a living room one night—long before they were famous— and masturbated. Together. McCartney explained a little further that they 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.”
It then came to light that the group were shouting out names to try to inspire the others “We were just, ‘Brigitte Bardot!’ ‘Whoo!'” McCartney says, “and then everyone would thrash a bit more.” Until, inevitably: “I think it was John sort of said, ‘Winston Churchill!'” said McCartney.
Read the full interview here.