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When Danny Fields first met Linda Eastman in 1966 they were both part of the struggling and largely ignored rock...
When Danny Fields first met Linda Eastman in 1966 they were both part of the struggling and largely ignored rock music press. She was an aspiring photographer, raised in a wealthy New York family, on assignment to shoot the notorious Rolling Stones. On the strength of those stunning photos Linda's career as a photographer exploded overnight. For almost three years she was a major figure on the New York rock scene. Though a devoted single mother, she hung out with members of Warhol's factory and photographed superstars like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Winwood, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. But when Paul McCartney of the Beatles, one of the world's most eligible bachelors, invited her to live with him in London, she gave up her career and joined him.
For over thirty years, until her tragic death from cancer in 1998, Linda McCartney was one of Danny Field's closest friends-a confidant in art, love, career, and men. Like virtually everyone she came in contact with, Fields was won over by this completely natural woman, a person of style and substance in a milieu where artifice was the order of the day.
Fields relives those glory days in mesmerizing detail. This is the book for anyone who thinks they've read everything about the most exciting period in popculture history. Find out more about: * Linda's unschooled, but innate, talent with a camera and her revealing, landmark photos of late '60s rock royalty, which launched her reputation as a celebrated and respected photojournalist
* the enormous hostility directed at Linda by the public and the media after her marriage to Paul McCartney became front-page news around the globe
* her thirty-year relationship with Paul, an inspiring tale of true love and undying devotion
* her later careers as a musician, artist, activist, and businesswoman
* her courage in the face of mortal illness
Linda McCartney: A Portrait is a fascinating personal document about an epic time and a simple woman whose grace and integrity gave strength to everyone she touched. From her turbulent life in the '60s to her struggle for self-identity to her devotion to family, Danny Fields is able to put you inside Linda's story because he was a part of it.
Posted April 21, 2000
For the first time, my words about Linda and that era have been faithfully quoted. I can only assume that other collaborators will have been treated with similar courtesy in this 'must' read by Danny, who was a close friend of Linda's for many years.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2000
This is a great book written by a trusted friend. It is the story of a brave, loving woman who also happened to be talented, smart, and, oh yes, married to a Beatle. It's required reading for everyone who automatically hated her for so many years. They have a lot to learn about this woman who's life should be an example for all on how to live with an open heart .Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.