Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda (1941 – 1998) with their daughters Heather, Stella and Mary in Rye, East Sussex, 4th April 1976. Linda married Paul McCartney in 1969, and the two had three children: Mary Anna, Stella, and James. Linda was a member of Paul’s band, Wings, and she also wrote/recorded music independently (Seaside woman – Suzy and The Red Stripes).

Linda was house photographer at the Fillmore East concern hall and shot numerous musicians including the Stones, Doors, Frank Zappa, Kinks, the Who, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Beatles etc. During her days as a professional photographer, she published Linda McCartney’s Sixties: Portrait of an Era. As a vegetarian and animal rights activist, Linda wrote several cookbooks, and also created the Linda McCartney Foods company, selling ready made veggie food. Linda famously said “if slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian”. Sadly, Linda passed away at age 56 from breast cancer.

These pictures are mostly from Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, a rich, evocative low-key look at the human side of the celebrities we are set up revere – to watch but not always to see.

The Beatles
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

The Rolling Stones – taken on Linda’s fortuitous shoot which secured her future as a rockumentarian goddess.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Candid shot of The Beatles from the April, 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s press-op. Paul got Linda’s number not long after.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney with his daughters Heather and Mary.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

The Grateful Dead
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Jimi Hendrix Experience in London, 1967
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Jimi Hendrix Experience
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Twiggy
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Twiggy
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holdling Company
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Janis Joplin
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Jimi Hendrix
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

John. 1968. This shot speaks volumes.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Evocative shot of Steppenwolf – the first band signed under The Beatles’ fledgling late ’60s’ label, Apple Records.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Pete Townshend (L)
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney with his stepdaughter Heather
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Heather and Mary (L), Paul and Mary (R)
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul’s feet
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul and Heather in the flowers, 1970
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

The McCartneys, Paul, Stella, James (and Linda behind the lens, of course) at home in Scotland.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

A cluttered desk at the McCartney farm in Scotland – 1970s.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Heather, Mary and Paul McCartney
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul with his daughter Mary
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul with his daughter Mary
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Stella McCartney, Montserrat, 1981
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Heather, Stella, and Paul
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Self-portrait, Arizona 1991
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Self-portrait, Sussex, 1985
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, London 1983.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul with Willem De Kooning in East Hampton, 1983. Photo by Linda McCartney
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Queen’s Speech, Liverpool, 1968
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul and Linda attend the premiere of ‘Live and Let Die’.
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda (1941 – 1998) with their daughters Heather, Stella and Mary in Rye, East Sussex, 4th April 1976. Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

The Beatles at Brian Epstein’s house in Belgravia 1967
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Linda and Paul get married at Marylebone Register Office, March 1969
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney with her husband Paul and daughters Heather and Mary (Photo by Alain DeJean)
Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

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