Paul McCartney reveals raunchy Beatles sex stories in GQ interview

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In a brand-new, steamy GQ profile, Sir Paul McCartney dove right into the nitty-gritty and recalled raunchy sexual adventures he shared with his former bandmates.

The Beatles bassist and co-lead singer sat down for an in-depth interview with the magazine, digging deep into his personal life. These anecdotes include (but are not limited to): a threesome in Vegas, the story of George Harrison losing his virginity and masturbating with John Lennon at his house.

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Paul McCartney performs at Qudos Bank Arena on December 11, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Paul McCartney performs at Qudos Bank Arena on December 11, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

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For those of us with less-sordid tastes, there are also juicy, non-sexual stories from his time with The Beatles, his childhood upbringing, his recent offer from Kanye West and his brand new album, Egypt Station.

Although 76-year-old McCartney was too shy to go into too much detail, he was quite happy to share enough just to paint a picture of his intimate times from back in the early Beatles days.

McCartney recalled exploring his manhood with Lennon and his friends by masturbating together at his house.

“Instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying… We were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did… But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it… But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone.”

It was something that he claims “was a one-off, or maybe it was like a two-off. It wasn’t a big thing.” While doing the act, they would shout names to either encourage or distract one another.

English rock band the Beatles during a press conference, circa 1965.

English rock band the Beatles during a press conference, circa 1965.

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McCartney also reminisced about the time they all kept quiet as they shared barracks “like army buddies” at the age of 17. (This was pre-Beatlemania.)

They split two bunks and a bed. If one of the teens brought a girl home, they would take the bed for the evening. McCartney called it “forced closeness.”

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On one of these particular nights, Harrison lost his virginity. McCartney recounts the lads all huddled together and cheered for him as it happened. They even applauded when it was over.

“We were always very close and on top of each other, which meant you could totally read each other,” McCartney explained, highlighting why the Liverpudlians reached the heights of fame — because there were very few boundaries between them.

Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney arrive for the World premiere for "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney arrive for the World premiere for "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

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A Beatles trip to Vegas landed McCartney in a threesome — something he said he always wanted to try.

“There was once were the tour guy said, ‘You’re going to Vegas, guys — you want a hooker?’ We were all, ‘Yeah!’ And I requested two… 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… I think maybe John experienced a bit more of that than I did. Tell you the truth, I just didn’t fancy it, that kind of thing.”

The sexcapade story goes, according to McCartney, that Lennon was asked to sleep with a woman who was married while the husband watched.

In comparison to his late bandmate, McCartney questioned, “Am I too sensible? I don’t know. Mine wasn’t particularly crazy but it was a lot of fun.”

Paul McCartney and Kanye West perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Paul McCartney and Kanye West perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California.

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It wasn’t all randy throwbacks in this profile, however. McCartney was also asked about his interactions with Blur/Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn, after he accused Kanye West of looping him into an “abusive collaboration.” (This was in reference to McCartney’s appearance in the FourFiveSeconds video featuring Rihanna.)

“I love the respect someone like Damon is attributing to me,” he said. But he politely pushed aside Albarn’s comments by admitting he wouldn’t have listened to him if he initially advised against the collaborative effort.

“If I want to go somewhere else from where I normally go or where I’m expected to go, I’ll go.”

Paul McCartney attends the World Premiere of "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 15, 2016 in London, England.

Paul McCartney attends the World Premiere of "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 15, 2016 in London, England.

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Upon being asked about West, McCartney revealed how he had to turn the rapper down when he offered to produce his next album. He “very kindly offered to produce this album… Then I thought, no, I kind of knew what direction I wanted to go in. And I knew that would be very different from where Kanye would go with it.”

McCartney is currently celebrating yet another successful solo album debut. Egypt Station was released last Friday, his first album in five years.

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A surprise show was announced in New York City at Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station for 8 p.m. on the night of release.

(L-R) Musicians Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney and Brian Ray perform during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

(L-R) Musicians Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney and Brian Ray perform during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

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The show was livestreamed via YouTube, and McCartney played a whopping 26-song set which included three new tracks and a plethora of Wings and Beatles covers.

McCartney and his band are on the road right now for the Freshen Up tour. The 2018 tour will hit four Canadian cities. You can find tickets on his website.

Freshen Up 2018 Canadian Tour Dates

Sept. 17: Videotron Centre, Quebec City

Sept. 20 – Bell Centre, Montréal

Sept. 28 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg

Sept. 30 – Rogers Place, Edmonton

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