Linda McCartney
American photographer
Linda McCartney
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.
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Lennon's Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000
Fox News - 3 months
An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000.
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Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz
Here And Now - WBUR - almost 2 years
Photographer Henry Diltz, then and now. (Henry Diltz) Henry Diltz is a former musician who took some of the most iconic photos of the 1960s and ’70s, many of which graced the covers of groundbreaking albums. Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joanie Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became friends and subjects. Diltz also shot iconic magazine covers and continues to work today, but when he spoke recently to a group of 20-something students at the Berklee College of Music, it was clear his early work still resonates. He reflected on that early work with Here & Now’s Robin Young. As you listen to their conversation, you can follow along with the images below. Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and David Crosby, 1969. They decided to be Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) after this photo shoot was taken. When they all went back to retake the photos, the building had been torn down. This became their first album cover. (Henry Diltz) Joni Mitchell, 1971. (Henry Diltz) Neil Young ...
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All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in My Life
Huffington Post - about 3 years
For the past month or two, I've had the honor of spending a significant part of my time helping to celebrate the uniquely positive and enduring impact of The Beatles on our lives. I was happy to do so on The Grammy Awards, in Playtone's The Sixties: The British Invasion on CNN, and this Sunday night on CBS, The Beatles -- The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute. Our big Grammy Salute to The Beatles is airing on the same network exactly 50 years after John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr first played on The Ed Sullivan Show. Please please me and see it -- it's Fab. This two-and-a-half-hour CBS special features performances by Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Katie Perry, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Maroon Five, Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Keith Urban, Pharrell Williams, Gary Clark Jr., Imagine Dragons and John Mayer, and appearances by Johnny Depp, David Letterman, Anna Kendrick, Jeff Bridges, LL Cool J, Kate Beckinsale and Eric Idle. Of course, the who ...
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Interview: Kenney Jones, Drummer of Small Faces, Faces With Rod Stewart and The Who, Looks Back (and Forward)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Small Faces were simply the best band I have ever been in or ever likely to be in. -- Kenney Jones, drummer for The Who, 1979-1989. A few weeks back, I interviewed Ian "Mac" McLagan, here on the Huffington Post, keyboardist for the Small Faces, Faces with Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones. The folks who set up the interview at Charly Records, have just released an incredible Small Faces' box set called Here Comes The Nice, available exclusively at Amazon, and were so happy with my "Mac" chat, that they decided I should have a go at his surviving Small Face brother, drummer Kenney Jones. That was more than fine with me. These two men are undiluted heroes to me, members of one of rock's greatest bands of all time, Small Faces. [Trans-Atlantic beeps and books... phone is now ringing]. Kenney: Hello there. Binky: [slightly dazzled]: Hi. Ken, Uhhh, wow. Look, right up front, I'm not really a journalist, I'm a musician. Playing guitar 50 years this February. Kenney: [laughs ...
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18 Vintage Celebrity Photos That Will Make You Want To Party Like It's 1979
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Betty White was still the coolest, rock stars played sports together and The Beatles hung out with The Rolling Stones. Here are 18 images that will take you back to the days of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Can you dig it? Clint Eastwood and Ethel Kennedy during 6th Annual RFK Tennis Tournament at Forest Hills in New York City, 1977. David Bowie and Cher perform a duet on the music/variety television show, 1975. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Arrive at Heathrow Airport, 1970. Elton John poses for a portrait with the rock band 'Kiss' in full regalia, 1977. Musicians Leif Garrett, Joan Jett, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson attend First Annual Rock and Roll Celebrity Sports Classic, 1977. Paul and Linda McCartney backstage with Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman at a Rolling Stones concert at The Palladium, 1978. Ike Turner and Tina Turner at a party in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1972. Dustin Hoffman and mother during "Kramer vs. Kramer" New York City Premiere, 1979. John Travo ...
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DVD review: 'Rockshow'
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Made at a time when the Beatles were still fresh in mind, when reunion rumors were springing to life every few months and when McCartney was a constant presence on the pop charts, this was the big rock show of the year, and one noted at the time for its pyrotechnics. [...] I can feel I've finally seen the show, thanks to the release of the concert film on DVD and Blu-ray. Filmed at a number of venues, including the Kingdome in Seattle, "Rockshow" didn't make it into movie theaters until 1980, and then only for a limited run. The tableau of Paul and Linda, which struck teenage eyes as jarringly domestic, still seems a little domestic for rock 'n' roll, although that perception is softened by our awareness of Linda McCartney's premature death in 1998. The song list is fascinating, a mix of the enduring ("Maybe I'm Amazed") and the ephemeral ("Magneto and Titanium Man"), the endearing ("Rock Show") and the egregious ("Let 'Em In"), but, taken as a whole, the concert is wonderfully ent ...
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen: Too Hot to Cook: Summer Cookbooks for Beating the Heat
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When late summer rolls around, it seems like a major chore to put on long pants and socks -- forget about turning on the oven or leaving a cast iron pot simmering away on the stove all day. During July's heat wave, even the simple act of grilling became unpleasant. While we often fight over who gets to man the barbecue, neither one of us wanted to leave the cool confines of our apartment to stand over an open flame in 100-degree weather. Preferring to eat at home as much as we can, we realized that the best way to beat the heat is to work as many un-cooked dishes as possible into our dinner repertoire. Although we rarely lack inspiration in the kitchen, we turned to our cookbook shelf for a little help in finding dishes that are delicious, beautiful to look at, and require either no cooking at all or a single cooked item, such as a boiled egg or blanched green beans. The bounty of summer produce available at farmers markets tilts our diet towards the vegetarian end of the ...
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Singing Bond Girls Give 007 His First Oscar Gold Fingers in Nearly 50 Years
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Singing Bond Girls Give 007 His First Oscar Gold Fingers in Nearly 50 Years Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:34 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 [...] by featuring Shirley Bassey singing "Goldfinger" and Adele her winning "Skyfall," we saw how the formula for a hot 007 title song hasn't changed much in 50 years. In 1965, Thunderball won for Best Special Visual Effects. Over the decades, most subsequent Oscar nominations were for the musical contributions beginning with "Live and Let Die" (1973) for Best Song by Wings (Paul and Linda McCartney). The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) earned two nominations for Marvin Hamlisch for Best Score and Best Song (which he shared with lyricist Carole Bayer Sager). [...] Skyfall broke the mold with a record five nominations, nearly as many as all the previous 22 Bond films ...
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Michael Sigman: Carol Miller On 40 Years In Rock And Her Cancer Battle: 'Face The Truth With A Sense Of Humor'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"I thought Steven Tyler was dead." That opening line from veteran New York DJ Carol Miller's new memoir "Up All Night, My Life and Times in Rock Radio" suggests yet another saga of sex, drugs and rock & roll in the music business. But Miller's encounter with Tyler, in which she sleeps near but not with him, foreshadows a far more compelling story: a story of thriving for 40 years in an industry with a half-life that's often measured in months, a story of a woman's heroic struggle with two kinds of cancer. For total-immersion rock & roll debauchery, you'll want "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" Tyler's hilarious 2011 memoir, which overflows with the Aerosmith frontman's picaresque postcards from the edge. Don't get me wrong. There's plenty of excitement, musical and extra-musical, in "Up All Night." Miller's professional journey -- from early '70s progressive radio at Philadelphia's WMMR to AOR (Album Oriented Rock)/Classic Rock at NY's powerhouse WPLJ ...
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Music Review: Paul and Linda McCartney - RAM [Deluxe Edition 4CD+1DVD]
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Paul and Linda McCartney - RAM [Deluxe Edition 4CD+1DVD] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 01:18 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 Twelve tracks of melodic genius, bursting with idiosyncratic arrangements and varied vocals (McCartney's late wife, Linda, provides effective harmonies throughout). The melodies take unpredictable twists and turns and every nook and cranny of the album seems to be filled with something interesting. The A- and B-sides of McCartney's first post-Beatles single, "Another Day" and "Oh Woman, Oh Why," open the disc (the latter track is a lost classic with a fiery lead vocal). Previously unreleased outtakes include "A Love For You" (the song appeared on the soundtrack to the 2003 movie The In-Laws, but not this mix), "Hey Diddle," and the instrumentals "Great Cock and ...
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Jay Weston: WHO SHOT ROCK AND ROLL.. at Annnenberg Space for Photography!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When I was invited to visit the Annenberg Space for Photography (2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, 213-403-3000, with discounted self-parking with validation in the garage under the building, enter off Constellation Blvd.), the offer became irresistible when I was told that I would personally be escorted by Gail Buckland, the woman who had curated the new exhibit, WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL, A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, and author of the book of the same title. My personal roots are in the jazz world, but I have spent enough time around that other music to be somewhat familiar with it. This was a whole new ballgame, however. Gail met me in the lobby of the self-standing photography building on the plaza behind the CAA structure and we began to walk through the exhibit, while the 30-minute film interview of the photographers blared in the background. She began by telling me that this was the first major museum exhibit to spotlight the creative and collabo ...
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Happy 70th birthday, Paul McCartney
LATimes - over 4 years
That blood-chilling shiver you've been sensing all day was the Boomer generation learning that Paul McCartney just turned 70. But let's not use the occasion for existential reflection — instead, let's applaud the intestimable Macca for staying healthy, good-humored and a fantastic festival headliner into his seventh decade of life on this mortal coil. Be it the veganism, the new marriage, the Hollywood star, or the recent standards album and affectionate revisiting of his post-Beatles solo albums, we could all learn something from him about life after 64 — or after 70. LISTEN: Paul McCartney on drugs and music It'd be a fool's errand to try to post a highlight reel from his singular career, so let's just go with "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" from his newly reissued 1971 album of earnest domesticity, "Ram." He recorded it with then-wife Linda McCartney, and it's survived one of the greatest critical about-faces in rock history. Upon its release, Rolling Stone said it was "the nad ...
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Music Review: Paul and Linda McCartney - RAM [Remastered]
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
Music Review: Paul and Linda McCartney - RAM [Remastered] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 02:13 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012 Forty years later, hearing RAM again is like learning that the one-night stand you didn't think much of could have turned out to be the love of your life. The two-disc edition and the box look like lovely packages, but I can only attest to the delights of the digitally remastered 12- track standard edition. Whether you loved it all along or needed to mellow with age to appreciate it, RAM is a cakewalk of domestic happiness sprung from the Mull of Kintyre for a gloomy world mourning the death of the Fab Four. After my old favorite, "Too Many People," Paul's songs seem like more fun to me now hearing McCartney's interweaving of different parts and styles in "3 Legs" and "Ram ...
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Morrissey Reminds Us That Meat Is Murder
Global Animal - almost 5 years
Sonia Horon, Global Animal When it comes to animal advocacy, The Smiths ex-frontman Morrissey never shies away from “controversial” statements. And it seems the 52-year-old crooner has no plans to stop. In a new interview with philstar.com, the animal rights champion calls women who wear fur “idiots.” The singer says, “I think we have so much to learn from the animal kingdom. Instead, they are shot and gassed and farmed and eaten, and only humans do this to them! Animals don’t start wars or destroy the planet or create cancers or pollute or over-populate. Humans, by comparison, are a mess. You can also tell so much about a person by their treatment of animals. A woman in a fur-coat might as well carry a sign saying ‘I am an idiot.’ How women — and it’s usually women — can wear fur, whilst knowing how it’s manufactured, is absolutely bewildering to me. The human race is rarely humane.” Morrissey has been a vegetarian since the age of eleven, and a loud voice for animal rights t ...
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Music: Newswire: Hear the remastered "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" from the upcoming reissue of Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram
A.V. Club - almost 5 years
On May 22, Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 album Ram—which belongs with George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band on the shortlist of great Beatles solo records—will get the reissue treatment in a variety of formats, from single and double-disc editions to a four-disc box set that includes bonus tracks, a DVD, and a 112-page book. The music has been remastered, of course, and sounds pretty great, as you'll see from this stream of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." Because the best way to appreciate the majesty of recorded sound is through computer speakers. Read more
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Watch: Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ Documentary Trailer
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
When your life is as stuffed with fascinating events as Sir Paul McCartney’s has been, and you’ve been as open in discussing them as he has, it must be tough to find fresh points of interest when putting together a reissue campaign of your back catalogue. Nonetheless, there’s a lovely little documentary which comes with the newly-remastered (again) “Ram” album, the only album credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney, which captures a little of the great man’s mindset as he starts to try and forge a new life for himself outside of the tight circle of childhood friends (and Ringo, who they met a little later) that was the Beatles. You can see in some of the old photos Linda took of the two of them in the Mull of Kintyre that the strain of the breakup and the pitched battles he was fighting over the release of his first solo album “McCartney” were beginning to take their toll, and the burden of making Important Music was proving too heavy to carry. Here’s a little trailer. It seems ...
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Super Bowl Fantasy Halftimes 1967-1990
Fan 590 - about 5 years
Look, we all have opinions on the Super Bowl halftime show.  Who should play it, who shouldn’t, who’s hot, who’s not. It’s also a total no-win situation for an artist also (ooh, umm, except for the usual seven-figure paycheck for ripping off 3-4 songs and then being back at a hotel suite before the halfway mark of the third quarter of the game).  It’s big business, big sponsors, and massive artists. Following the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction in 2004, big-time heavy-hitters were brought in to provide relatively safe yet huge shows for mass appeal, unless you’re 25 or under and the Rolling Stones are as much your grandfather’s band as your father’s.  Also, men who aren’t confident in their sexuality won’t admit to the fact that they like at least 5-6 Prince songs, and NO women really adore The Who.  It’s a scientific fact — The Who and Rush — very few female fans. Madonna gets the task this year and though she would have been considered a more “dangerous” artist if she’d played ...
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OV man earns Toastmasters' state honors - Explorer News
Google News - over 5 years
Some of the celebrities she's looking for are Linda McCartney, the late wife of musician Paul McCartney; actor Lee Marvin when he lived in Oro Valley; and Hollywood actor DC Warren, who lived in Marana. "We're looking for ranchers, cowboys,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda McCartney
    FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 56
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Simpsons executive producer Mike Scully said, "It just seemed like the right thing to do. Everyone here was surprised and saddened by her death." Elizabeth Mitchell and Gary Bakewell played the McCartneys in the 2000 TV movie The Linda McCartney Story. She was portrayed as "Linda Eastman" in the 1985 TV movie John and Yoko: A Love Story. Solo albums Solo singles Paul and Linda McCartney Session work
  • 1995
    Age 53
    McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, and her condition soon grew worse as it spread to her liver.
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    In 1995 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after a long battle, died in 1998 at the age of 56.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After flying to Heathrow Airport, London, she was arrested on charges of possession. She later commented that, while hard drugs are "disgusting", marijuana is "pretty lightweight".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was an animal rights activist and wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks, and founded the Linda McCartney Foods company with her husband.
  • 1975
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She explained her change to vegetarianism by saying that she did not "eat anything with a face... If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian". The McCartneys became outspoken vegetarians and animal rights activists. In 1991, she introduced a line of frozen vegetarian meals under the Linda McCartney Foods name, which made her wealthy independently of her husband. The H. J. Heinz Company acquired the company in March 2000, and the Hain Celestial Group bought it in 2007. As a strong advocate for animal rights, Linda lent her support to many organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Council for the Protection of Rural England and Friends of the Earth. She was also a patron of the League Against Cruel Sports. She narrated a TV advertisement for PETA, in which she said: "Have you ever seen a fish gasping for breath when you take it out of the water? They’re saying, ‘Thanks a lot for killing me. It feels great, you know.’ No! It hurts!" After her death, PETA created the Linda McCartney Memorial Award.
  • 1972
    Age 30
    The lawsuit, which alleged that Linda's co-writing credits were inauthentic and that she was not a real songwriter, was "amicably settled," according to an ATV spokesman, in June 1972.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 29
    In 1971, after they married and following the break-up of the Beatles the previous year, Paul and Linda McCartney recorded the album Ram.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly afterwards, they formed the band Wings.
  • 1970
    Age 28
    After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, Paul taught Linda to play keyboards and recorded an album with her, Ram, as a duo.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, he included her in the lineup of his subsequent group, Wings. The group garnered several Grammy Awards, becoming one of the most successful British bands of the 1970s, but had to endure jibes regarding Linda's singing. She later admitted that the accusations about her singing out of tune in the early days with Wings were true. In 1977, a reggae-inspired single entitled "Seaside Woman" was released by an obscure band called Suzy and the Red Stripes on Epic Records in the United States. In reality, Suzy and the Red Stripes were Wings, with Linda (who also wrote the song) on lead vocals.
  • 1969
    Age 27
    They were married in a small civil ceremony in the Marylebone area of London on March 12, 1969.
    More Details Hide Details The reaction to the marriage by British fans was mostly negative, partly because it ended McCartney's status as the last unattached Beatle. And along with John Lennon's new wife, Yoko Ono, whom Lennon married a week later, Linda was perceived as one of the causes of the group's break-up. Lennon at one point publicly criticized the way the press had treated Linda: "She got the same kind of insults, hatred, absolute garbage thrown at her for no reason whatsoever other than she fell in love with Paul McCartney." During the 29 years of their marriage, they had four children: in addition to her daughter Heather from her first marriage (who Paul later formally adopted), Paul was the biological father of Mary (born in London August 28, 1969), Stella (born September 13, 1971) and James (born September 12, 1977 in London).
    Linda married McCartney in 1969 at St John's Wood Church in London.
    More Details Hide Details Her daughter, Heather Louise, from her first marriage to Melville See, was adopted by her new husband. Together, the McCartneys had three other children.
  • 1967
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They met again four days later at the launch party for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at Brian Epstein's house. When her assignment was completed, she flew back to New York City. They got together again the following May in New York, while he and John Lennon were there to inaugurate Apple Records. A few weeks after he returned to London he invited her to spend some time with him there. When she arrived, they went to his home where they spent the evening. "He must have been really happy that night," said one of the fans who often loitered outside his home. "He sat on the windowsill with his acoustic guitar and sang 'Blackbird' to us" from his upstairs room. Paul was attracted to her for a number of reasons, he explained: "I liked her as a woman, she was good-looking with a good figure, so physically I was attracted to her." But he also liked her sense of independence: "Her mental attitude was quite rebellious up she was the kind of kid who would hang out in the kitchen with the black maids" to learn cooking. She disliked socializing. They both liked natural surroundings, he said, and they shared a love of nature, which became one of their most important emotional links. He knew that because of her "very free spirit," she was considered a rebel and a black sheep by her family for avoiding excelling in education, unlike her father and brother. "She was an artist," Paul said, "and was not cut out to be an academic."
  • 1965
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She studied the way he worked during photo shoots, learning about how he set up shots and managed lighting and composition. When she began to do more of her own shoots, such as with music groups, he said he was "astonished" at how easily she was able to take control of unruly or uncooperative musicians. She was able to get her subjects to do exactly what she wanted without much fuss. Dalton said that shooting rock groups was "a bloody pain in the neck. But with the lovely Linda, all this changed Now their eyes were pinned on her." Dalton was also impressed by the intelligence of McCartney's daughter. "Linda and I would get high and Heather would say the most amazing things I'd think, 'This is André Breton at six years old!'" He adds that he found Linda's relationship with Heather a "very charming aspect of her life with this wonderful child."
  • 1962
    Age 20
    She married See in June 1962; their daughter Heather Louise was born on December 31, 1962. As their lifestyles were too dissimilar, they divorced three years later, in June 1965.
    More Details Hide Details He was an academic who spent much of his time studying or doing research, while she preferred a less intellectual home life. She loved the wide open spaces in Arizona and enjoyed riding horses through the desert landscape. The settings, with saguaro cacti, reminded her of scenery from western films, which inspired her to take up photography as a hobby.
    She was studying there in March 1962 when her mother was killed in a commercial plane crash.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details McCartney later said that because of her mother's death, she hated travelling by air. In Arizona she took up nature photography as a hobby. After her mother died in 1962, and newly divorced from her husband, Melville See, she moved back to Manhattan, New York, with her daughter Heather. McCartney's mother left her money to live on along with a number of valuable paintings.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 19
    Following high school, McCartney attended Vermont College, receiving an Associate of Arts degree in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details While her brother John followed in his father's footsteps, also going to Harvard to study law, Linda was less ambitious and avoided such intellectual pursuits. She was considered the "black sheep" of the family, who lacked serious academic desires, preferring to spend her free time riding her horse or being with her dogs. Nature and animals were her primary interests. John later became Paul McCartney's attorney and manager.
  • 1959
    Age 17
    McCartney grew up in the affluent Scarsdale town of Westchester County, New York, graduating from Scarsdale High School in 1959.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Age 5
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her father, Leopold Vail Epstein, was born in 1910 to Jewish Russian immigrants. He later changed his name to Lee Eastman. He practiced entertainment law in New York for well-known clients, including bandleader Tommy Dorsey, songwriters Harold Arlen and Jack Lawrence, and fine artists such as Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. At her father's request, Lawrence wrote the song "Linda" when McCartney was four. The song was recorded by Buddy Clark in 1947 and went to number 1 on the charts. It was again recorded in 1963 by Jan and Dean. McCartney's mother, Louise Sara (Lindner) Eastman, was from a German Jewish family and was the daughter of Max J. Lindner—founder of the Lindner Company clothing store in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on September 24, 1941.
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