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Source – Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon had a real-life Lonely Hearts Club in their youth — when they masturbated together while yelling out, “Brigitte Bardot!” Sir Paul revealed in an eye-poppingly candid new interview published Tuesday.
The bandmates’ very literal take on “Come Together” took place in their pre-fame years at Lennon’s house, alongside maybe three of their friends, McCartney told GQ.
“It was just a group of us,” he said. “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.”
Then people started shouting out names for “inspiration” — until Lennon killed the mood and they let it be.
“We were just, ‘Brigitte Bardot!’ ‘Whoo!’ and then everyone would thrash a bit more,” McCartney told the mag. “I think it was John sort of said, ‘Winston Churchill!’”
McCartney says their very hard day’s night was a “one-off” — “or maybe it was like a two-off” — but didn’t seem like a “big thing” at the time.
“It’s quite raunchy when you think about it,” he said. “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.
Tetherball is good harmless fun. Hide & Seek is good harmless fun.
Whacking off with a bandmate for no reason whatsoever is fucked if you’re anyone other than the greatest living musician left on planet earth. I get that Paul was a Beatle and he gets a wider birth for doing weird shit because of all the LSD and PCP but it strikes me as overly intimate teambuilding.
He’s Sir Paul McCartney so whatever. Now you start to wonder how they came up with the lyrics to ‘Come Together.’
One thing I can tell you is
You got to be free
Come together, right now