Today in Beatles History (May 15, 1967): Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman for the first time at the Bag O’Nails nightclub in London.
Paul McCartney at the Linda McCartney Photographic Exhibition
“They weren’t opposites, they were so alike. The sad thing is John isn’t with us anymore and who knows what would have happened. You know, it’s the press. You read about history and you know it’s not really what happened… that’s why I’m glad I got pictures of them smiling together and I got to show people that, you know, they loved each other… they were friends, and it was deeper than any of us will ever know.” - Linda McCartney
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↳ Sir Paul McCartney
“No matter how long you’ve been in music, there’s that basic realization, that you simply would not be here, the way that you are, without [Paul McCartney], without this person on the planet”
“She had these long fingers, these beautiful long fingers, and it was one of the things that first struck me when I met her. Having had my photo taken by Life magazine, and by Avedon and all these people, I remember thinking: “God, she really holds that camera gracefully.” And I think that probably is one of the signs of a great photographer, because you ought to hold the instrument of your profession well. And she certainly did that.” -Paul McCartney
a song for linda…<3
“Linda was a very natural woman. She loved the fresh air and the freedom and the privacy of the countryside. During the break-up of the Beatles we spent quite a long time in Scotland – three to four months. Normally it would just be a two-week holiday. We loved it up there. It was the end of nowhere”. -Paul McCartney
“We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long”.
- Paul McCartney talking about George’s death
Paul McCartney- My Valentine
We had a friend, Arthur, and he used to describe it as a fuckin’ turban!