This is our second episode devoted to the love songs Paul McCartney wrote for his late wife, Linda. We discuss the circumstances that led to the formation of Wings, Linda's importance in the band, and the songs Paul wrote for her in her honor between the years 1971 to 1981.


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Wingspan (2001)

During an interview with Howard Stern, Paul McCartney explains how Linda helped him get through his post-Beatles depression:

Footage of some of Linda McCartney's earliest live performances:

"Seaside Woman", Linda McCartney's first original song. It featured the Red Rose Speedway lineup of Wings, however, it was credited to the pseudonym Suzy and the Red Stripes:

Linda McCartney briefly discusses her experiences in Wings and also talks about her photography: