41 Facts About Linda McCartney

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Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney was an American photographer, musician, animal rights activist, vegetarian cook book author and advocate, and entrepreneur.

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Linda McCartney was the keyboardist in the band Wings, which featured her husband, Paul McCartney, a former member of the Beatles.

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Linda McCartney had been learning to play keyboards from her husband, and after the 1970 breakup of the Beatles, Paul and Linda McCartney recorded the album Ram together, and formed the band Wings in 1971.

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Linda McCartney continued to play alongside Paul following Wings' breakup in 1981 up until The New World Tour in 1993.

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Linda McCartney was a vocal animal rights activist and wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks.

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Linda McCartney founded the vegetarian Linda McCartney Foods company with her husband.

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Linda McCartney had one older brother named John, and two younger sisters named Laura and Louise Jr.

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Linda McCartney's sister Rose Frisch became a noted scientist who worked on women's fertility and population studies.

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Linda McCartney then attended Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont, where she received an Associate of Arts in 1961.

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Linda McCartney preferred nature and animals while growing up and enjoyed going horseback riding as a child.

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Linda McCartney then left the University of Arizona without graduating, and married Joseph Melville See Jr.

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12.

Linda McCartney studied how he worked during photo shoots, how he set up shots and managed lighting and composition.

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13.

Linda McCartney photographed Clapton for Rolling Stone magazine and became the first woman to have a photograph on the cover .

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14.

Linda McCartney took the photograph for the cover of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's single "The Girl Is Mine".

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The song, recorded by Wings in 1972, was written in response to allegations from Paul's publisher that Linda McCartney's co-writing credits were inauthentic and that she was not a real songwriter.

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At the time, options were extremely limited and Linda McCartney essentially made vegetarianism possible on a much larger scale.

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Linda McCartney received a geology degree from Princeton and undertook graduate studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Linda McCartney was there in March 1962 when her mother was killed in a commercial plane crash.

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Linda McCartney was an academic who spent much of his time studying and doing research, while she preferred a home life.

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Linda McCartney loved the wide open spaces in Arizona and enjoyed riding horses through the desert landscape.

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21.

Linda McCartney 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.

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22.

Linda McCartney seemed less concerned with clothing or her public appearance, preferring to dress casually, even in semi-formal settings.

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Linda McCartney typically held his arm when they were together, often "gazing up at him in awe, " and seeming to idolize him.

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24.

Linda McCartney's relaxed attitude about everyday things began to affect him in other ways.

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Linda McCartney recalls once feeling guilty because he was exhausted from work and, having trained himself to never appear tired, apologized to her.

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26.

Linda McCartney spent days in bed and drank excessively, wondering what to do with his life.

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McCartney later said that Linda helped him pull out of that crisis by praising his work as a songwriter and persuading him to continue writing and recording.

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Linda McCartney explained during an interview that the song was written "for me and Linda, " and that with the Beatles breaking up,.

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29.

Linda McCartney began writing more of his songs away from the studio.

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Linda McCartney wrote the song "The Lovely Linda" for his debut solo album while they were staying in Scotland.

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Linda McCartney became Lady McCartney when her husband was knighted in 1997.

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Strong advocate of animal rights, Linda McCartney lent her support to many organizations, such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Council for the Protection of Rural England, and Friends of the Earth.

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Linda McCartney was a patron of the League Against Cruel Sports.

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In 1984, Linda McCartney was arrested in Barbados for possession of marijuana; her husband had been arrested in 1975 in Los Angeles on the same charge.

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35.

Linda McCartney later said that, while hard drugs are "disgusting", marijuana is "pretty lightweight".

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36.

Linda McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, and her condition worsened when the cancer metastasized to her liver.

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Linda McCartney was cremated in Tucson, and her ashes were scattered at the Linda McCartney family's English farm in Sussex.

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Linda McCartney left all of her property to Paul, including royalties from books and records and rights to her photos.

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Linda McCartney pledged to continue her line of vegetarian food and to keep it free from GMOs.

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Linda McCartney was portrayed as "Linda Eastman" in the 1985 TV movie John and Yoko: A Love Story.

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Linda McCartney appears in the 2021 Peter Jackson documentary, The Beatles: Get Back.

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