Linda Louise Eastman was born in Scarsdale, New York. She was the first wife of Paul McCartney of the Beatles. Her daughter, Heather Louise, from her marriage to Melville See, was adopted by her new husband. Linda became an animal rights activist and wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks.
About Linda McCartney in brief
Linda Louise Eastman was born in Scarsdale, New York. She was the first wife of Paul McCartney of the Beatles. Her daughter, Heather Louise, from her marriage to Melville See, was adopted by her new husband. Linda became an animal rights activist and wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks. She also founded the Linda McCartney Foods company with her husband. In 1995 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she died from the disease in 1998 at the age of 56. Her photos were published in the book Linda McCartney’s Sixties: Portrait of an Era in 1992. Her brother John, who studied law like their father, later became Paul McCartney’s attorney and manager. Her father was Max J. Lindner, founder of the Lindner Company clothing store in Cleveland, Ohio. Her mother was killed in the 1962 crash of American Airlines Flight 1 in Jamaica Bay, Queens,. Linda grew to hate traveling by air. In Arizona she took up nature photography as a hobby. In 1965 she became romantically involved with professional photographer David Dalton, a professional photographer. She studied the way he worked during photo shoots, learning 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. At Eastman’s request, Lawrence wrote the song ‘Linda’ when her daughter was four.
The song was recorded by Buddy Clark in 1947 and went to number 1 on the charts. Many girls born in the U.S. were named Linda in those years. The couple divorced in 1965, and Linda resumed using her maiden name. She later married Melville. See after her mother died in 1962. The couple had a child, Heather, in December 1962. She continued to be part of her husband’s touring band following Wings’ breakup in 1981 up until The New World Tour in 1993. Linda preferred nature and animals. After graduating from Vermont College she attended the University of Arizona and majored in fine arts. She then attended the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she received an Associate of Arts degree in 1961. She had one older brother, John, and two younger sisters, Laura and Louise Jr. She later became a receptionist and editorial assistant for Town & Country magazine. She married Paul McCartney in March 1969 at Marylebone Town Hall, London and thereafter went to St John’s Wood Church for a blessing. She and Paul recorded the album Ram and formed the band Wings in 1971. After the 1970 breakup of the Lennon-McCartney band, Paul and Linda recorded The Beatles: A Farewell To The King. The album Ram was released in November 1971. It was followed by the album Wings: A Portrait Of An Era, released in December 1971. In the book, Linda wrote about her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and businesswoman.