JUNE 18, 2006 ALWAYS WITH US!
Linda McCartney was born in New York City, New York in 1941. She graduated from Arizona State with a BFA degree. As a photographer she started her career in New York, working for Town and Country magazine in New York in the early Sixties.
Coupling photography with her love of rhythm and
blues, Linda specialized in capturing the character of the new musicians. Among
the stars she worked with were: Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Who, Simon and
Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding and The Beatles – subsequently meeting her
husband, Paul McCartney.
Linda contributed to films as a composer, actress, writer, producer and cinematographer. Together with Paul she composed and played the music of the short film “Seaside Woman” (1980), directed by Oscar Grillo.
This animated video accompanied a record of the same name, released under the pseudonym of Suzy and the Red Stripes. The short film won the Golden Palm on the Cannes Filmfestival 1980.
Linda McCartney has done much to help the The People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals. She has also worked extensively for The Council For The Protection of Rural England and Friends Of The Earth, to highlight environmental dangers. In 1989, Linda published her own guide to vegetarian cookery. The book has become the biggest-selling vegetarian cookbook ever in the UK and a best-seller in the USA, with more than 250,000 copies sold.
Besides her photography, her cookery and her many associated TV and Media appearances, Linda also played keyboards in Paul McCartney’s band. In 1989-90, they performed a record-breaking world concert tour, playing 102 shows in 13 countries to some three million people.
Linda McCartney died, much too soon, 1998 in Tucson, Arizona of Breast Cancer. By Elizabeth Mitchell
THE SMILE REMAINS THE SAME, PAUL!