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Did Linda help or hurt McCartney's career?
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30 October 2012
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Linda helped Paul McCartney in every way: personally, musically and business wise.

Personally, she gave him a wonderful family, stability and confidence.

Musically, she added harmony, a partner for his band, and we don't know how many ideas used in compositions.

Business wise, she introduced him to her family, who helped him become very wealthy through music publishing after he & Lennon had their songs basically stolen from them.

31 October 2012
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Frankdialogue (love the name), apologies again for not making the title of this thread clearer.

Could Linda not have done all of the above without being in the band?

You could argue that had she said "no," Paul would have clammed up and never written another song.

My premise is that Paul can't go on very long without writing a song; Linda could have been all those wonderful things to him while stepping back into the shadows (and Paul would have written a song about that).

But that's why we have frank dialogues on this Forum!

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said

Frankdialogue (love the name), apologies again for not making the title of this thread clearer.

 

My premise is that Paul can't go on very long without writing a song; Linda could have been all those wonderful things to him while stepping back into the shadows (and Paul would have written a song about that).

But that's we have frank dialogues on this Forum!

 

A good forum too and a lot of fun; As to your point, well, perhaps Paul needed a crutch too, and certainly Linda's presence caused some difficulties with the punters in his group and the press.

 

But history is history although we all see it from different angles, so I would still say she helped, but, as you say, maybe she could have backed off...But the results were still positive, I would say, and it allowed the family to remain together during tours, and gave Linda someting to do other than being chief cook and bottle washer.

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Maybe another reason in having Linda as a fully fledged band member was so that she was treated as a band member and listened to with her ideas instead of being the mother and wife yacking away in the background as the men discussed the music. Possibly Paul learned something from Yoko's time at the beatles sessions where she would express her opinion, usually in place of John's, yet the other 3 saw and treated her as a pain in the neck regardless of what she said. Certainly some of the Wings members werent too chuffed at Linda's involvement.

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