Linda McCartney’s Intimate Photos of the Beatles, Hendrix, and Twiggy

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Linda McCartney was the first woman to land the coveted Rolling Stone cover with her portrait of Eric Clapton. Her photographs captured the Beatles kicking it at Brian Epstein’s house, Mick Jagger hanging back with Brian Wilson and everyone from Hendrix to Twiggy, completely unguarded. Over 200,000 photos by accomplished music photographer and Paul McCartney’s late wife were sorted to compile the 288-page Taschen tome Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs . Those photographs are now on view at New York City’s Bonni Benrubi Gallery through the end of July. See a selection of the images here, including personal, revealing shots of the McCartney family.

Linda McCartney, My Love, London, 1978. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, The Beatles and Yoko Ono, 1969. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, New York, 1966. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Paul Velvet Jacket, Los Angeles, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, The Mamas and the Papas at the Sherry-Netherlands Hotel, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, The Queens Speech, Liverpool, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, The Beach Boys with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogo, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, The Beatles at Brian Epstein’s House, London, 1967. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, The Beatles, Abbey Road, London, 1969. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Willem de Kooning, Long Island, NY, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Self Portrait, Paul and Mary, London, 1969. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney ,The Jimmi Hendrix Experience, 1967. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Twiggy, 1969. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Johnny and Kate, London, 1995. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Grateful Dead, Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, 1968. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, New York City, 1967. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, John Lennon In Colour, London, 1969. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, Self Portrait in Francis Bacon’s Studio, London, 1997. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Linda McCartney, McCartney Album Cover, Scotland, 1970. Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery