Linda McCartney

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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Linda McCartney.


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


1959 17 Years Old McCartney grew up in the affluent Scarsdale town 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 in 1961. … Read More


After graduating from Vermont College, she attended the University of Arizona, majoring in Fine Arts. While there, McCartney's mother died in the 1962 crash of American Airlines Flight 1 in Queens, New York. … Read More
1965 23 Years Old She found a job as a receptionist and editorial assistant for Town & Country magazine. During that time, in 1965, she became romantically involved with David Dalton, a professional photographer. … Read More
1967 25 Years Old On May 15, 1967, while on a photo assignment in London, Eastman met Paul McCartney at the Bag O'Nails club where Georgie Fame was performing. … Read More
1969 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Linda married McCartney in 1969 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
1971 29 Years Old In 1971, after they married and following the break-up of the Beatles the previous year, Paul and Linda McCartney recorded the album Ram. … Read More


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
1981 39 Years Old She continued to be part of her husband's touring band following Wings' break-up in 1981 up until The New World Tour in 1993. … Read More


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


1995 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after a long battle, died in 1998 at the age of 56.
1998 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After her death, The Simpsons' 200th episode "Trash of the Titans", which aired on April 26, 1998, and Paul McCartney's Tuesday from 2000 (directed by Geoff Dunbar) were both dedicated to her memory. … Read More
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