Ex-Beatles Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly upset by his friend and Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger's criticism of his late wife Linda's musical abilities.
"(The criticisms were) like oil off a duck's back - but harder to shift. You know, it wasn't easy. But she was tough. The thing is we wanted to be together and we said, 'What right has anyone got to say we shouldn't be together in a band?' And the world seemed to think it was its affair. So we had people like Jagger saying, 'He's got his old lady in the band, oh f*****g hell.' I know Mick, he's sort of a mate, you know. I would think, Oh, f*****g thanks a lot tosser," McCartney fumes.
Linda was a photographer and had been taught by McCartney to sing and play the keyboards. She eventually joined his band, Wings. Linda had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and died in 1998 at the age of 56.