Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Paul and his step-sister

The past several days a whole batch of these rare Paul McCartney photos taken by Linda McCartney have been appearing on tumblr.   They have been seen on the paulloveslinda tumblr page  and a few others.  

Tumblr is a strange, strange place.   It is just full of so much anger and hate.  I think the same thing about youtube comments.  I find that there is a lot of interesting Beatles photos on tumblr, but not very much conversation about the Beatles.   I asked where all of these photos are being found, but did not get an answer.   Beatleslore, says that these are the photos (or others from the era) were stolen from Paul's house in 1969 by fans.   They made copies of the negatives before giving them back to Paul.   These fans then made many copies of the photographs and were selling them on the steps of Apple studios.   Now I am not sure if that is a true story or not, but that is the legend.   It would make sense that these particular Paul photos are now public because if they were being sold during the late 1960's, they were then out there to be scanned.

Regardless of where they came from, they are beautiful photos of Paul in some very intimate places with his family.   Here he is with his step-sister, Ruth.  


  1. the stolen pics were copied and lots of fans have them - there are some really beautiful ones of Paul with beard

  2. Beatleslore you heard was true