Linda McCartney

1941
Linda Louise McCartney (née Eastman) was an American photographer, musician and animal rights activist. She was born into a Jewish-American family in New York City.

1960
McCartney graduated from Scarsdale High School where she grew up, and then went on to be a Fine Art major at the University of Arizona. She then started to work for the Town and Country magazine and later seized an opportunity to photograph The Rolling Stones on a yacht on the Hudson River during a record promotion party.

1968
She photographed artists such as Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who and Neil Young. In 1968 she photographed Clapton and became the first woman to have a photo featured on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Years later, she and McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, making her the only person to have been photographed and taken a photo for the cover of the magazine.

1969
She married Paul McCartney of The Beatles.

1993
Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era was published.

1995
Diagnosed with breast cancer.

1997
Became Lady McCartney when husband Paul was knighted.

1998
Died at the age of 56 on 17th April in Tucson, Arizona.

Linda McCartney

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