Originally Posted by Unassisted
The same article said that she was mainly in the band so she could keep Paul from straying.
I respectfull disagree with that article. She was in the band, and the kids came along also while on tour, because Paul wanted them there. Paul, and his younger brother, had a strong family upbringing. And after Beatlemania (one can only imagine what that brought on those 4 guys), the stability of family was of utmost importance to both Paul and Linda. It brought him sanity out of what was once insane.
John found that out too when he basically retired from public life when they had Sean. He and Yoko use to attach themselves to all types of social causes and philosophies in the late 60's-early 70's, and what brought them the most peace and contentment was family. That's why I was so saddened when he was murdered. It wasn't just the loss of a great musical genius IMO, but that the poor guy had basically been searching for so long (beginning with the Beatles), and when he found it, he never had the time to really enjoy and savor it. He came from a broken home where his father abandoned them. Then he watched as his mother was run over by a drunk driver, and he was raised by his Aunt. So he never knew the joys of family. It sent him on a search that ended with him finding family.