The Beatles And Underage Girls: Paul McCartney Finally Answers Speculations
Paul McCartney in an interview with GQ Magazine - GQ / Youtube
Quite the controversial topic was opened to former Beatle Paul McCartney in an interview with GQ Magazine, when he was asked if the Fab Four ever involved themselves in relationships with underage girls.
McCartney explains the situation and culture of the era, and their age at the time:
“More generally, then the whole sort of scene was not so PC (politically correct). [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.”
He did admit the precautions The Beatles took when dealing with relationships, especially the younger age bracket that they attracted the most.
“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.”