In this episode we discuss Linda Eastman's background, and we trace the early years of her relationship with Paul McCartney through the songs that he wrote for her between 1968 and 1971.


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The original version of "Linda" (1946), performed by Buddy Clark:

"Linda" performed by Jan and Dean, was a hit in 1962:

Linda and Paul discuss the origins of their relationship in Wingspan (2000):

Footage of Linda and Paul's wedding, 12 March 1969:

"Every Night" from MTV's Unplugged (1991):

Paul's isolated vocal from "Maybe I'm Amazed" (1970):