May 15th 1967 – Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman

May 15th 1967 – Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman at the Bag O Nails Club in Kingly Street, Soho, London.

In an extract from my book Guide to the Beatles London Bill Harry, who was with in the club that night, tells how it happened:

“I was down at the Bag O’ Nails, which was one of our favourite clubs. Paul and John used to go there. I’d meet John and Yoko up at the Speakeasy club, which is in Margaret Street, not far away. John used to give us a lift to the Bag O’Nails. We used to sit in the back of the car with John and Yoko, and Yoko never said a word, never spoke.

“It was Paul who went to the Bag more regularly. I remember one night, Virginia and I were sitting at the table, and Paul was at the next table to us. We were chatting a while, and then Chas Chandler came up with Linda Eastman and introduced Paul to her. We were listening to Georgie Fame performing. Then, Chas Chandler, Paul and Linda left and went to Speakeasy – we went between the two clubs in those days.”

A few days later, Linda was invited by Brian Epstein to the launch party of Sgt Pepper at his home in Chapel Street, where Paul and Linda were photographed together for the first time.

They married on March 12th 1969.

The plaque to the meeing of Paul and Linda

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