May 15, 1967: Paul meets Linda on the Bag O’Nails club in Soho, London, at a performance of Georgie Fame.
The photograph was taken four days later, May 19, at a press party at Brian Epstein’s home, celebrating the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
Paul takes Jane to Liverpool to meet his family. 1963.
Paul’s 21st Birthday
June 18, 1963 - Paul and new girlfriend Jane Asher, 17, at his auntie Jin’s Liverpool home celebrating his 21st birthday. Photo taken by Michael McCartney and published in his book. Large double-page size photo with a seam down Jane’s face. Scan I originally made for the We Love Jane Asher group at Yahoo!
“We had a 30-foot motor boat that we’d rented. It came with a captain and his wife, and a deck-hand. It was nothing palatial, but we cruised around having a great time. I was with Maureen, and Paul was with Jane Asher. Jane couldn’t go in the sun and Paul got sunburnt one day and was screaming all night. Our bedrooms were either side of the passageway with only curtains dividing them, so you could hear everything.” - Ringo Starr
May 3-4, 1964: Maureen and Ringo with Paul and Jane travel to the Virgin Islands. They would be back on May 27.
May 7, 1964 - Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Maureen Cox and Ringo Starr posing for the press on the stern of the Happy Days off St Thomas during the first week of their Carribean holiday.
Sources of the scan are the Maureen Starr Tribute group @ Yahoo! and the Lady Jane group @ Yahoo!
August 1967, Bangor, Wales. Photos by Henry Grossman.
Photos published in Henry Grossman’s book, Places I Remember: My Time With The Beatles - the Curvebender limited edition which has now completely SOLD OUT.
August 31, 1967 - The Beatles & their partners at a meditation lecture after returning from Bangor, Wales.
Scans I made and posted in the Yahoo! groups: Something About Pattie Boyd, Lady Jane and the Maureen Starr Tribute.
Beatle Lovers Paradise | via Tumblr on We Heart It -
Thanks for trying to credit the source, but unfortunately the ones you credited weren’t as honest about where they got the photo. I made the scan and originally posted it in the Yahoo! groups: Something About Pattie Boyd, Lady Jane & Cynthia Powell Lennon - and on this blog several months ago.
August 27, 1967 - This shot by Henry Grossman was published on the cover of Teen Life magazine in 1967 cut into two pieces and with the background removed. This version was made by aligning the two pieces and scanning them over a similar photo to restore the look of the original background - plus some additional touch-ups. Maharishi posing with the Beatles and Jane Asher, Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Harrison and her sister, Jenny Boyd at the Normal Teacher’s College in Bangor, Wales.
Sing-along in India
March 1968 - Cynthia, George, Paul, Pattie, Jane and John following Maharishi, with blankets and guitars in hand, to the banks of the Ganges River for a group sing-along at the Rishikesh ashram.
Press photo currently listed on ebay. It can be yours for $399.95 - OUCH!
Late March 1965 - Romantic portraits of Paul & Jane posing for Henry Grossman on set of Help! at Twickenham Studios.
Melanie Coe, the “She” from “She’s Leaving Home”
Melanie Coe made it to the newspapers, and this way to posterity in 1967, after she, then 17, ran away from her parent’s house in Stamford Hill, North London. The reason was that the wealthy teenager turned to be a pregnant teenager and fearing her parent’s reaction, she escaped.
She was found in Bayswater a week later and brought back to London, where after explaining her situation to her parents, the decission of having an abortion was taken.
This “little misadventure” was the inspiration for Paul McCartney, who composed “She’s Leaving Home”, one of the most beautiful ballads by the Beatles and included in their album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” that same year. Curiously, that was not the first time McCartney knew about Melanie, as she was part of the dancing crew on the TV Show “Ready, Steady, Go!” in the early 60’s.
After a marriage that ended up in divorce and a romance with Burt Ward, she is married to Anthony Sharman. She had two children and runs her own antiques business.
Magic Christian Mystery Tour
March 4, 1969 - Linda Eastman and soon-to-be husband Paul McCartney (along with Linda’s daughter, Heather) during a visit with Ringo Starr on the film set of, The Magic Christian. Princess Margaret also visited the set that day.
Ringo Starr and Paul Mccartney are photographed leaving Cecconi’s, after having dinner together in West Hollywood on April 17th 2013.
TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY:
April 18, 1963. On this day The Beatles topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, London, for a concert broadcast live by the BBC.
The event, titled Swinging Sound 63, also featured Del Shannon, the Springfields, Rolf Harris, Kenny Lynch and George Melly, among others. It took place in two parts separated by an interval, with The Beatles taking the stage twice - at 8.40pm and again at 10pm, introduced both times by George Melly.
The Beatles performed just two songs in their first set: Please Please Me and Misery. Neither were taped or broadcast by the BBC. For the second set, which was transmitted live, they played Twist And Shout and From Me To You.
The show’s finale featured The Beatles, along with all the other acts, in an instrumental version of Mack The Knife.
Following the event, Paul McCartney for the first time met Jane Asher, who would become his girlfriend and later his fiancée. The actress had earlier that day posed for a Radio Times photoshoot, in which she was snapped screaming for the group.
Scans - Linda (as picture edited by Paul for the 1998 “Club Sandwich” tribute issue to Linda); Paul and Linda, both by Harry Benson
Reposting from 24 September on this sad anniversary - in remembrance of Linda McCartney, gone too soon on 17 April 1998.
Jane’s birthday, 1967
Happy Birthday Dear Jane
April 5, 1967 - Paul flew in from London to be with Jane on her 21st birthday celebrated at the Quorum Restaurant in Denver, Colorado. Guests included Jane’s mother, Margaret Asher (sitting on the other side of Paul), Mal Evans, and the cast and crew of the Bristol Old Vic touring company.