Paul McCartney met American photographer
Linda Eastman for the first time during a Georgie Fame concert at the
Bag O'Nails nightclub in London, England. They married on March 12,
Linda, who went on to be a animal rights activist and a member of Wings, also wrote several vegetarian cookbooks, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, and died at the age of 56 on April 17, 1998 in Tucson, Arizona where the McCartneys had a ranch.
Frank Zappa and his wife announced
the birth of their third child, a boy named Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, after
the Japanese movie monster that lived off a steady diet of 707 planes.
The Zappas had three other children, Moon Unit, Dweezil, and Diva
Thin Muffin Pigeen.
This got me thinking about other sprog
rockers whose parents gave them a challenging start to life. We had
Zowie Bowie, the son of David (who is now known as Duncan Jones), Dandelion
Richards, the daughter of Keith, and of course Chasity-now-Chaz Bono, not the
son of the U2 singer, but the daughter-now-son of the other half of the '60s
most successful singing duo, Sonny and Cher.
Former Boomtown Rats singer and Band
Aid founder, Bob Geldof, and his wife, the late Paula Yates, named their three
daughters, Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches (now a TV presenter like her late
mother), and Pixie.
When Geldof and Yates divorced in May
1996, Yates dated INXS singer Michael Hutchence. The couple had a daughter
who they named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence.
And lastly a modern couple, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and his actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow, named their first daughter Apple (after a computer or the fruit?). Their second child, a son, is called Moses.