Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The McCartney family talk about 'Linda McCartney, Life In Photographs'

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Mary and Stella McCartney.

Paul McCartney gathers with two of his children to discuss the book "Linda McCartney, Life in Photographs." This is interesting for several reasons. For one, Linda's photographs don't get as much recognition as they merit, given her career being overshadowed by Paul's legendary career. Another reason is that it is kind of rare to see the McCartney kids together this up close and personal. Mary, in particular, keeps a low profile - there's no reason she shouldn't - but the point is that this is a rare opportunity to see her. I should be a little more specific - unless you frequent certain social circles Mary keeps a low profile, though there have been occasional references to her at various events. I'm sure there are people who see Mary all the time, she just doesn't get much airtime. Stella, of course, is in the public scene all the time due to her fashion line.

Just as a "for instance" why you might find this interesting, Stella has a fairly distinctive accent to American ears. In a sense, she takes after her father circa 1967, though her accent doesn't sound particularly Liverpudlian. Mary, on the other hand, has a much, much softer accent that is not American exactly, but shall we say mid-Atlantic. Mary also looks a bit younger, to me at least, despite being a couple of years older. Draw your own conclusions. The differences are subtle but noticeable.

Of course, they're not kids any longer, and certainly wouldn't want to be referred to as such, but Beatles fans may be like me and always think of them from the "Ram" and "Wings Over America" days.

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Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs.
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