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March 14, 2013

Portraits of Paul McCartney Posing With Cameras Taken by Linda From the Late 1960s

Linda Louise McCartney was an American photographer, musician and animal rights activist, who was born on September 24, 1941, in Scarsdale, New York.

At first, McCartney worked for Town and Country magazine, reportedly as a receptionist. She was able to photograph the members of the Rolling Stones during their visit to New York and those images helped launch her career as a rock photographer. She went on to photograph such rock luminaries as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, and the Mamas and the Papas. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, LIFE, and other leading magazines.

In 1967, McCartney got the chance to work with one of the most adorned rock bands of the era, the Beatles. During a shoot to promote their Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, she caught the eye of guitarist and vocalist Paul McCartney. They later began dating and were married on March 12, 1969. News of this union devastated many of McCartney’s adoring fans.

In 1995, McCartney discovered that she had breast cancer. She had surgery and many rounds of chemotherapy, but the cancer eventually spread to her liver. She spent her final days with her family at their ranch in Arizona. McCartney died on April 17, 1998.

Here, a selection of some of interesting portraits of Paul McCartney were taken by his wife from 1968 to 1970:


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