Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman

On March 12th 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office in London. Although their special day was meant to be a secret, news of Paul and Linda's marriage leaked to the press and fans, who showed up in droves to get a glimpse of the happy couple.

During a blazing row the night before, Paul and Linda almost called the marriage off.

"We were crazy. We had a big argument the night before we got married and it was nearly called off. We were very up and down, quite funky compared to the eventual image of 'Twenty-five years of married bliss! Aren't they lucky for people in showbiz?' But we are. You get this picture of us swanning along in a little rowboat managing to avoid the white water, but we were right in the middle of that white water, man, so it's even more miraculous that we made it. But we did." - Paul McCartney

None of the other Beatles attended the wedding. George Harrison and Pattie Boyd had their home raided by the drug squad on the same day so they were tied up in that, but it's unclear whether or not Paul actually wanted John, George or Ringo there. Paul's brother Mike and Beatle assistant Mal Evens attended.

"I really don't remember whether or not I invited any of the band to the wedding. Why not? I'm a total bastard, I suppose - I don't know, really. Maybe it was because the group was breaking up. We were all pissed off with each other. We certainly weren't a gang any more. That was the thing. Once a group's broken up like that, that's it." - Paul McCartney
Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul, Heather and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

Paul, Heather and Linda McCartney, March 12th 1969.

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