Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney in 1981 at Starr's & Bach's weddingLinda Louise Eastman and Barbara Bach were in attendance at the famous Beatles’ August 15th, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Though they didn’t know it at the time, Linda would later marry Paul McCartney (March 12, 1969), and Barbara would go on to marry Ringo Starr (April 27, 1981).

Back in August 1965, the soon to be 18 year old Barbara Bach was not really a Beatles fan. She was only in attendance at the Shea Stadium concert as a chaperone to her younger sister Marjorie. Barbara preferred the music of Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.

In contrast, Linda Eastman was there as a fan. Paul McCartney said, “Linda was also there — but as she was a real music fan she was quite (annoyed) with everyone screaming. I think she enjoyed the experience, but she genuinely wanted to hear the show. That wasn’t the deal though. Not then.”

See also: Where did Ringo Starr first meet his wife Barbara Bach?

5 Responses to “Which two future Beatles’ wives attended the legendary Shea Stadium concert?”

  1. Where did Ringo Starr first meet his wife Barbara Bach? Says:

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  3. anonymus Says:

    I look at Linda and Leighanne reminds me, the wife of Brian Littrell of BSB. Funny, I’m a fan of both bands: One brings back memories of my childhood (not trade my childhood for any amount of money in the world) and the other I remember my time in college. I’m still wearing T-shirts from both bands.

  4. Beatle Paul 1973 Says:

    Ringo DID NOT meet his wife in 1984, as he and Barbara Bach were married
    in 1981, as the y first met in Ringo’s movie CAVEMAN some years earlier.

  5. BeatlesTrivia Says:

    @Beatle Paul 1973, I’m not sure who you’re addressing, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t say they met in 1984!

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