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Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era Paperback – September 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Series: Linda McCartney's Sixties (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Bulfinch; New edition edition (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082122056X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821220566
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #610,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Glee at the destruction of convention and morality pervade these intense photographs of the '60s by Beatle spouse McCartney.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Independent of her status as Mrs. Paul McCartney and former keyboard player/backup vocalist with the post-Beatles group Wings, McCartney has cultivated a successful photographic career. She is an intimate of the rock luminaries documented in this coffee-table album of 221 duotone and 32 color photographs, most of which were previously unpublished. A devotee of natural light and the spontaneous moment, the sum of McCartney's photographs--unlike the highly stylized and technically manipulated rock portraits of Annie Leibovitz--reflect a relaxed and unforced quality. Portraits include a 19-year-old Jackson Browne mugging, a stunning Jimi Hendrix in performance, Bob Dylan scratching his ear, Frank Zappa holding his baby daughter Moon Unit, and Janis Joplin hoisting a bottle of Southern Comfort. The photographs constitute a lush and lovely family album. More often than not, however, the author's accompanying text has the distracting presence of a boring slide show. This is a luxury acquisition for big budgets. The unsurpassed meat and potatoes picture book is still Michael Ochs's Rock Archives ( LJ 12/84).
- Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., Tex.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I think she takes great pictures.
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These photos are a true reflection of the music scene of the 60s and 70s.
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Extremely glad I purchased the product.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I first saw this book at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was amazed at the photographs. Mrs. McCartney didn't seem to take posed pictures with bright lights in the musician's eyes. She used natural light and caught the musicians in their natural state. I love this book so much because of the honest quality to the photos. I'd definately recommend it!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
Linda McCartney was a good rock photographer--this should not be forgotten.
Her book "Linda McCartney's Sixties" documents her abilities as well as the access she had to many critical 60s performers. Being an attractive woman with a camera was a bit of an anomaly back then, and Linda took full advantage of this.
Approaching musicians with a combination of wide-eyed interest and complete understanding of the games involved in the business, she combined an artistic sense with insight into the characters of the scene. Her photos of Traffic are some of the best ever taken of the group; one can also say the same for her photos of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Janis Joplin.
The text doesn't always tell as much as the reader would want to know. Linda McCartney was a fascinating figure who saw an awful lot of history, but doesn't always place herself fully in the stories she relates. This is too bad; it appears that her personality was a big part of the value and success of her work.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mary James on March 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
What a unique and delightful compilation Linda has put together in this book. It has a very "homey" feel, very comfortable and relaxed. Linda definitely had a feel for the right moment to snap the picture - these are as natural as anyone could hope for. What a kick to see so many of these people when they were so young and still often unknown. The family photos are gorgeous and a rare treat. Linda's chatty tone with the text makes it seem as personal and ordinary as sitting down in the kitchen together with a cuppa tea.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William D. Tompkins on July 5, 2003
Format: Hardcover
seeing this book and understanding the access that linda had even before being paul's wife is pretty amzing. her photos are very intimate, especially of the beatles and her accompanying text to each photo are superb. a great photographic book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chopper Chick on September 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have been wanting this book for so long so I was so happy to find it used on Amazon. The photos are awesome and Lindas' comments on the people and the time it was taken are more than I expected. She was an awesome photographer and I'll bet a wonderful person to actually know.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 6, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I bought the book to see the pictures of The Beatles and Loved all the imformation on the other great groups! It has many great pictures of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Greatful Dead, and Janis Joplin, as well as every major musicican from the 60's. It is organized great, by the bands original location (ex. east coast, west coast etc.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. L. O'Malley on September 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
She was an average photographer with occasional good luck and the fortune to have been in an exciting scene from the start. The stories she has together with the (mostly) average photos are what makes this an interesting book. I bought my copy used for $8. Beautiful addition to my library!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1998
Format: Paperback
Here, Linda McCartney captures fascinating moments of a decade with photographs of people from Twiggy to Paul, her beloved.
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