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2001-May-23: Wingspan, the Book

Sir Paul announced today that he will follow this Wingspan album and documentary with a book featuring some of Linda's never-before-seen rock photos.  The pictures will be accompanied by text written by Sir Paul himself containing stories which are said to be even more detailed and revealing than those he shared in his interview for the Wingspan documentary.  This new biography will be centered around Linda's pictures from her "lost decade," when she abandoned her career as a photographer to join her husband's band, Wings.  In her own words:

"Playing in a band totally stopped me >from being a working photographer, my career just stopped. Before that I was taking pictures for all sorts of magazines and was working on photographs for a book about rock and roll. But it stopped because I joined a band and all the time that I was in that band was time that I would have been taking photographs.  Photography was more important to me than music - but my husband and my family were more important to me than photography, and I was prepared to give up photography for them."

However in private, Linda did continue to chronicle her rock and roll experiences throughout the seventies.  Sir Paul is now anxious to share them.  In his words:

"Because of her perception, Linda could see the way you are inside, beyond the act or the image, and it was that honest reality that she photographed. Linda had an eye for honesty, she saw the truth and that shines through all of the images that she produced. Her pictures are all very natural, nothing was posed".

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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