1998 – Linda McCartney, the rock photographer wife of Sir Paul McCartney and onetime member of the band Wings, dies of breast cancer in Santa Barbara, Calif. She is 56. McCartney, a keen vegetarian who marketed her own range of meat-free dishes, had been battling the disease for three years.
1995 – A three-night celebration at Carnegie Hall saluting Frank Sinatra’s 80th Birthdays kicks off. Linda Ronstadt, Michael Feinstein, Joe Williams and Margaret Whiting are among those to pay homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
1994 – Linda McCartney unveils a line of frozen meatless dinners at a Chicago press conference.
1986 – Paul and Linda McCartney’s limousine catches fire while the couple drives to Newcastle, England for a television taping. The McCartneys escape unharmed.
1984 – Linda Ronstadt makes her operatic debut in “La Boheme” in New York.
1984 – Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Barbados for drug possession and were each fined $200 (£117).
1982 – Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., plays host to a Peace Week benefit featuring James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. They said Peace Week, not Sleep Week.
1982 – Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, and Crosby, Stills & Nash play the Peace Sunday: We Have a Dream concert for nuclear disarmament at Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl.
1980 – Linda Ronstadt opens on Broadway in ‘Pirates of Penzance’.
1980 – Paul and Linda McCartney are the musical guests on tonight’s edition of Saturday Night Live.
1979 – Some 20,000 people attend a benefit in Inglewood, Calif., for the family of the late Lowell George. Among those paying tribute to the Little Feat frontman are Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, and Jackson Browne.
1978 – Billy Joel scores debut UK hit with Just the Way You Are. No. 1 Chart Topper. “Just the Way You Are” is a love song from Billy Joel’s 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. It was written as a birthday gift to Joel’s first wife Elizabeth Weber. After they divorced, Joel said that […]