Birth of James McCartney

Monday, September 12, 1977
Timeline More from year 1977
Avenue Clinic, 12 Avenue Road, St John’s Wood, London

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James McCartney, the third child of Linda and Paul McCartney, was born on this day. From Wikipedia:

James Louis McCartney was born in Avenue Clinic at London on 12 September 1977. He is the only son of songwriter and former Beatle Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda McCartney. He was named after both his paternal grandfather Jim McCartney and his father, whose full name is James Paul McCartney, as well as Linda’s late mother, Louise Sara (Lindner) Eastman.

From The Guardian, September 14, 1977

After we had three girls and I found out that Linda was expecting again, I got this strange feeling where I really hoped she’d have a boy.

It was strange because I’ve never thought of myself as the type of bloke who values sons more than daughters or anything like that. I didn’t want to say anything to Lin about it, but I found this little blue bootie – I think it must have belonged to one of my cousins in Liverpool. Don’t laugh, but I carried it around with me for seven months as a kind of good omen… and we had James.

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