Paul McCartney Reveals If John Lennon Slept With Underage Girls

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Paul McCartney revealed if he or The Beatles bandmates John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison slept with underage girls in an <a href=”https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/paul-mccartney-talks-jimmy-savile-and-unusually-for-him-the-real-john-lennon-8344233.html” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Independent interview.

“More generally, then the whole sort of scene was not so PC. [In] that postwar boom, girls and guys, it was a much more open scene… free love and the Pill had just come in, so it was a completely different scene. The other aspect, of course, is that we, though not quite Jimmy, we were of the age of the girls, we were all young. So if you’re now talking about a 17-, 18-year-old boy with a 15 year-old girl, we all knew that was illegal. We knew it and it was like, ‘NO’. But the closer we were in age, of course, the less it seemed to matter. We knew with under-16s it was illegal, so we didn’t do it.”

McCartney discussed spouting off hilarious pickup lines and how it inspired a new song in a GQ interview.

Anyway, this new song is really called “F**k You,” right?

“Not at all! I mean, if you’re lucky, when you’re creating you can have some fun. This song was coming to a close and we were just getting a bit hysterical in the studio, as you do when you’re locked away for long hours, and I said, ‘Well, I’ll just say, “I just wanna shag you.”‘ And we had a laugh. And I said, ‘No, I’ll tell you what we can do is, I can make it questionable as to what it is I’m singing.’

So the actual lyrics are You make me wanna go out and steal / I just want to f**k you or …I just want it for you.” It’s a schoolboy prank. Which we did a lot in the Beatles. And it brings some joy to your tawdry little life. If you listen to it, I don’t actually say ‘f**k,’ because I don’t particularly want to say ‘I just want to f**k you’—I’ve got, like, eight grandchildren.” He considers this. “Of course they’d probably like it better. But anyway.…” And continues.

“So I just thought, I can fudge this easily. It was something to amuse ourselves. Hey, listen—when you make these things up, it’s not like writing a Shakespeare play. I mean, it’s intended as a popular song. So you don’t feel like you’ve got to adhere to any rules. And then you do ‘Why don’t we do it in the road?’ ‘tit-tit-tit-tit-tit-tit,’ ‘She’s a prick teaser.’ It’s kind of pathetic, but actually a great thing in its pathos because it’s something that makes you laugh. So what’s wrong with that?”