Archive for ‘Wives’

April 18, 2012

RIP Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney, wife of Paul and mother to 4 of his children, died on April 17th, 1998. Linda had suffered from breast cancer for several years before passing away peacefully at her family home in Arizona.

RIP Linda Eastman / McCartney, 1941-1998.

March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Pattie Boyd!

Pattie Boyd was born in England on March 17th, 1944. Pattie, a former model, married George Harrison in 1966. The couple divorced in 1974, and Boyd married George’s best friend Eric Clapton.

In honor of Pattie’s birthday, watch the video for The Beatles’ “Something” after the jump!

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March 12, 2012

Paul and Linda’s Anniversary

Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married on March 12th, 1969 at the Marylebone Registry Office in London. The couple had been dating for 6 months before tying the knot, and Linda was 4 months pregnant with their future daughter Mary at the time. The couple were accompanied by Linda’s daughter Heather from a previous marriage.

Watch footage of the couple’s wedding after the jump!

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March 5, 2012

Little Willow

Paul McCartney wrote “Little Willow”, a song featured on his 1997 solo albumĀ Flaming Pie, as a tribute to Maureen Starkey. Maureen, who married and divorced Beatle Ringo, died due to complications from leukemia in 1994. The McCartneys were very close with Maureen and her family, and the song was written to help ease the pain of her death.

February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Yoko!

Yoko Ono – activist, musician, artist and widow of Beatle John Lennon – turned 79 years old on February 18th.

Happy Birthday Yoko!

January 24, 2012

Maureen Starkey

Maureen Cox was a Beatles fan who frequented the Cavern Club, and later became involved with Ringo Starr. After the 18-year-old found out she was pregnant, the couple married in 1965. Their marriage began to dissintigrate around the time of the Beatles’ breakup, and the couple were officially divorced in 1975.

October 13, 2011

Linda Eastman

Linda Eastman, a native New Yorker and successful photographer, met Paul McCartney on May, 15th, 1967, at the Bag O’ Nails club in London. The two were eventually married and had three children. Linda McCartney passed away from breast cancer on April 17th, 1998, at the age of 56. The couple were married for 29 years.

October 9, 2011

Paul McCartney Wedding

Paul McCartney married American heiress Nancy Shevell on October 9, 2011, making her his third wife. The ceremony was held at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London (the same location as his marriage to first wife Linda Eastman in 1969). The couple celebrated at a reception at McCartney’s home in St. John’s Wood.

McCartney was previously married to Eastman for nearly 30 years until her death in 1998, followed by a short-lived marriage to Heather Mills, which ended in a bitter divorce.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

January 17, 2011

Zak Starkey

Ringo Starr and his first wife, Maureen Cox, had a baby boy named Zak Starkey in 1965. Zak grew up following in his father’s footsteps to become a drummer in his own right, eventually drumming with bands Oasis and The Who.

October 18, 2010

Paul McCartney Wedding

Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman on March 12, 1969. It was the second marriage for Eastman, who was previously married to Marvin See, with whom she had a daughter, Heather. The McCartneys were married until Linda died of breast cancer on April 17, 1998.