The SWEET CAROLINE star insists collective episodes of self-pleasuring was de rigeur in the 1970s, although he admits such antics would be frowned upon by todays' clean-cut chart-toppers.
He recalls, "We'd project pornos onto the side of a white building. And we'd just lie there on the bed, collectively w**king.
"It didn't help when you were in your vinegar strokes if someone told you a joke.
"But that's part of being mates in a rock band. Well, it was in those days. I don't know if people do it now. It might be a bit uncool."