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Eaux - ‘Head’

Eaux features former Sian Alice Group member Sian Ahern. They released their debut EP i way back in November of 2012. On June 2, Eaux returns with their first full-length, Plastics, via ATP; ‘Head’ is a cut from that album that “starts out murky and distant but slowly builds with rippling synth work.” (from Pitchfork)

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Linda McCartney (24 September 1941 – 17 April 1998).

American vocalist, keyboardist, photographer, and animal rights activist.

Born in New York City, after a priveliged upbringing, she started work as a receptionist for the Town & Country magazine, and was the only unofficial photographer on board the SS Sea Panther yacht on the Hudson River, after which she became the house photographer at the Fillmore East concert hall, photographing artists such as Aretha Franklin, Grace Slick, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, The Animals, and Neil Young. She photographed Clapton for Rolling Stone magazine, becoming the first woman to have a photo featured on the front cover May 11th 1968. She and Paul McCartney also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone on January 31st 1974, making her the only person both to have taken a photo, and to have been photographed, for the front cover of the magazine.

Linda made an uncredited vocal contribution to The Beatles song “Let It Be” in January 1969. Linda and Paul were the accredited artists on Paul’s second post-Beatles LP, 1971’s “Ram”. Paul permanently included Linda in the lineup for his subsequent group, Wings. The group won several Grammy Awards, becoming one of the most successful bands of the 1970s. In 1977, a single entitled “Seaside Woman” was released by an obscure band called Suzy and the Red Stripes, on Epic Records in the US. In reality, Suzy and The Red Stripes were Wings, with Linda McCartney, who also wrote the song, on lead vocals.

She was a strong advocate for animal rights, and lent her support to many organizations like PETA; The Council for the Protection of Rural England, Friends of the Earth; and was a patron of the League Against Cruel Sports.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and died on 17 April 1998 (age 56), at the McCartney family ranch in Tucson, Arizona.

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