- Timeline More from year 1969
- New York, USA
More from year 1969
Officially appears on Abbey Road
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Officially appears on Abbey Road
Officially appears on Abbey Road
Paul McCartney and family on holiday in Jamaica
April 12 to April 15, 1973
Spanish holidays for the McCartney family, and Wings
Mid-June to June 25, 1972
Paul and Linda McCartney on holiday in Jamaica
Early December 1971
Paul and Linda McCartney on holiday in Antigua
Paul and Linda McCartney on holiday in Provence and Corfu
May 15 - June 17, 1969
Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman on holiday in Portugal
December 11 - End of December, 1968
Paul McCartney spends time with Linda Eastman in Scotland
November 5 - Mid-November?
Paul McCartney and Mal Evans travel from Los Angeles to London
April 11-12, 1967
Paul McCartney and Mal Evans spend some time in Los Angeles
April 10-11, 1967
Paul McCartney and Jane Asher’s Denver vacation
April 06-08, 1967
Paul McCartney and Mal Evans fly to San Francisco
April 03-04, 1967
Paul McCartney on holiday in Kenya
November 14-19, 1966
Paul McCartney meets Mal Evans in Bordeaux
Nov 12, 1966
Paul McCartney flies to France
Nov 06, 1966
Paul McCartney and Jane Asher on holiday in Switzerland
March 6 - March 20, 1966
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Following their wedding on March 12, Paul and Linda, along with Heather, Linda’s daughter by a previous marriage, flew to New York for their honeymoon on March 16. They spent three weeks in New York including time with Linda’s family. They also went to the Bahamas for a few days.
According to Barry Miles in Paul’s biography “Many Years From Now“, the song “You Never Give Me Your Money“, released on the album “Abbey Road“, was written during this stay in New York.
From Meet the Beatles for Real: Paul & Linda in NYC – This story is from the Feb/March 1972 issue of McCartney Ltd. It was written by Sher Miller:
March 18, 1969
On a very cold, windy Tuesday afternoon in New York a group of us stood patiently (not really) waiting for Paul and family to arrive in front of Linda’s former apartment house in upper Manhatten. I remember standing staring down the street as a taxi came towards us. Everyone else was busy talking but something told me to keep an eye on that cab. When it was nearly at the corner I could see Paul’s beautiful face in the light of the cab. I grabbed my friend’s arm and the rest of them group stood up. Two girls rushed to the cab as it stopped and stood there as Paul, Linda and Heather got out. I was a few feet from them. Paul grabbed his suitcase (a safari bag) and he walked towards us. I never noticed Linda at that time (or any other time) during their stay here. In those days she would stand behind him, or walk away while he spoke to us. IT was almost as if he wasn’t married — he still cared a lot about us then.
Anyway, as he passed me he smiled and said, “Hello. How are you?” I about fell over with surprise as I thought he must have remembered me from London just a few months before. I said, “Congratulations” and he smiled again and thanked me, and proceeded to say “Hello” to just about everyone individually. When he got to the apartment house door he stopped and accepted all our gifts. Then all of a sudden a girl kissed him on the cheek, and since he didn’t seem to mind we all kissed him too. I remember holding his arm as I leaned over to kiss him on the cheek and how soft it was. He was wearing a beautiful navy blue bell-bottom suit and white shirt. His hair was shoulder length and shiny. Then they went upstairs and my friend ran to buy 3 roses from nearby for him from us — one for each of them. She handed me the flowers and we waited for them to come out again. It couldn’t have been longer than one hour when Paul and Linda appeared at the door. He gave us all a big smile and I handed him the roses. (I really amazed myself at how calm I was acting– on the outside that is). He took the roses in one hand and looked straight at me and said, “They’re for all three of you.” Then he said to me, “Would I mind if he gave them to the doorman to hold as he was going out.” I shook my head that I didn’t’ mind and he gave them to the doorman. Then everyone crowded around and he posed for pictures for a while. Linda would complain about the flashes and Paul would make jokes about it to her. We began following them to the corner when he turned around to us (with his arm around Linda) and said, “Please don’t follow us. Give us a break.” It was said so sincerely that most of us decided to wait behind at the apartment.
We found out later that he had gone to his father in law’s house for dinner. By about midnight our numbers had dwindled down to just about four of us and we were quite frozen. Suddenly around the corner Paul and Linda came, he quite red-nosed and leaning all over her — obviously he had indulged in some wine (his favorite drink). My friend asked him to pose and I watch this from about four feet away. Then I said (don’t ask me why I did it). “Hurry up Paul, it’s cold.” He turned dot look at me and made a face like “Awww” and then he grinned. Finally, they finished with the picture taking, and as he walked not more than three inches past me into the building I said, “Can I ask you a question?” and without stopped he said “Yes.” I replied, “Will you be doing any more films like the Jude film” And just as he disappeared into the lobby he said, “Yesssss.” Just like that holding out the last letter. Then they got into the elevator and he held up the roses he had just taken back from the doorman and he waved goodnight to us.From Meet the Beatles for Real: Paul & Linda in NYC – This story is from the Feb/March 1972 issue of McCartney Ltd. It was written by Sher Miller.
Soon after their arrival in New York, Paul, Linda and Heather went to the Bahamas for a few days. They stayed at the Potlatch Club and several of Paul’s lyrics from that time are written on club stationery, including “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” and “Oh! Darling“.
On May 21, 1969, they send a postcard to Ringo Starr and his family. In a bizarre coincidence, Ringo arrived in Bahamas with various members of the cast and crew of the film The Magic Christian… on May 22!
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