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Linda McCartney

Photographer
Female
Born Sep 24, 1941

Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney, was an American photographer, musician and animal rights activist. Her father and mother were Lee Eastman and Louise Sara Lindner Eastman. In 1969, she married Paul McCartney, and later joined McCartney's band, Wings. In the same year McCartney adopted her daughter, Heather Louise, from her first marriage to Joseph Melville See.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1941 Birth Born on September 24, 1941.
1947 5 Years Old McCartney was born Linda Louise Eastman, the second-eldest of four children, in New York City. She had one older brother, John, born in 1939; and two younger sisters, Laura, born in 1947, and Louise Jr., born in 1950. … Read More

TEENAGE

1959 17 Years Old McCartney grew up in the Scarsdale area of Westchester County, New York, graduating from Scarsdale High School in 1959.
1961 19 Years Old Following high school, McCartney attended Vermont College, receiving an Associate of Arts degree from the college in 1961. After Vermont, she attended the University of Arizona, majoring in Fine Arts. Her first marriage was to Joseph Melville See Jr., whom she had met in college. They married on June 18, 1962; their daughter Heather Louise was born on December 31, 1962. The couple divorced in June 1965. … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 20 Years Old The daughter of Max J. Lindner—founder of the Lindner Company clothing store in Cleveland, Ohio, McCartney's mother died in the 1962 crash of American Airlines Flight 1 in Queens, New York. … Read More
1967 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She photographed Young in 1967, and the picture was used for the front cover of Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968 in 2008. … Read More
1968 26 Years Old In May 1968, they met again in New York, as John Lennon and Paul McCartney were there to announce the formation of Apple Corps. In September of the same year, Paul phoned her and asked her to fly over to London. They were married six months later in a small civil ceremony at Marylebone Registry Office on March 12, 1969. … Read More
1969 27 Years Old Eastman and McCartney were married in 1969 with their marriage blessed at St John's Wood Church in London. … Read More
1970 28 Years Old After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, Paul taught Linda to play keyboards and recorded an album with her, Ram, as a duo. … Read More

THIRTIES

1972 30 Years Old 1 More Event
The song had been recorded by Wings in 1972, in response to a lawsuit by Northern Songs and Maclen Music alleging Paul violated an exclusive rights agreement by collaborating on the song "Another Day", which had the effect of transferring a 50% share of the publishing royalties to his own McCartney Music company.
1975 33 Years Old McCartney introduced her husband to vegetarianism in 1975, and promoted a vegetarian diet through her cookbooks: Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking (with author Peter Cox, 1989), Linda's Kitchen and Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meatless Meals. … Read More

FORTIES

1984 42 Years Old In 1984, McCartney was arrested in Barbados for possession of marijuana; her husband had been arrested in Los Angeles for possession of marijuana in 1975. … Read More

FIFTIES

1995 53 Years Old 1 More Event
McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, and died at the age of 56 on April 17, 1998, in Tucson, Arizona, at their ranch.
…  Wide Prairie, a six-minute cartoon fantasy film by Linda McCartney and director Oscar Grillo, premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on August 19, 1998. … Read More
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