On This Day

Linda McCartney

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney

Profession: Musician, Activist and Photographer

United States of America

Biography: Linda Eastman became Linda McCartney on March 12, 1969, when she married Paul McCartney, then a member of the Beatles. Their marriage would last 29 years, before her death from breast cancer.

In her lifetime she was a photographer, particularly of celebrity portraits, and was a noted vegetarian, forming the company Linda McCartney Foods with her husband.

Born: September 24, 1941
Birthplace: Tuscon, Arizona, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Died: April 17, 1998 (aged 56)
Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Historical Events

  • 1971-08-13 Paul & Linda McCartney release single "Back Seat of My Car"
  • 1972-08-10 Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish
  • 1972-08-18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden for cannabis possession
  • 1972-09-20 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
  • 1973-03-08 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
  • 1975-03-03 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
  • 1975-11-21 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
  • 1980-05-17 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1981-05-15 George Harrison releases single "All Those Years Ago" in UK: the song was a tribute to John Lennon, and featured Ringo Starr on drums, and Paul and Linda McCartney on backing vocals
  • 1984-01-16 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis