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Johanna Lennon and Pauline McCartney met in high school in the late 1950s, and started playing in a skiffle band (which conveniently hid their burgeoning romance) ImageImage
But if the sex was vicious, the fights were worse. They jockeyed for control over the Beatles. By 1967, they were no longer romantically involved. Image
Georgia Harrison was a 15 year old guitar prodigy when they scooped her up for a band then called "Janie and the Mooncats." Image
She was always head and shoulders above the others in talent, even if Johanna and Pauline got all the press. By the time the band fell apart, she had already spun off a successful solo career where her unique brand of mysticism and rock music could shine. Image
Ricki Starr -- the butt of public jokes for her nontraditional looks, her affable nature and team spirit masked her profound talent. Her ability to devise distinctive drum patterns and switch time signatures at the drop of a hat made the beatles possible. Image
By 1970, Johanna and Pauline were no longer speaking. Though their romance had long been rumored, Johanna's decision to openly date Yoko Ono thrust her and Pauline's sexuality into public view. Pauline would deny it right up until Johanna's death in 1980. ImageImage
They were happy, once, and privately even referred to themselves as "the Lennon-McCartneys" before both succumbed to infidelity. Pauline's career soared in the 1970s while Johanna struggled to retain relevance; her open lesbianism cost her dearly.
After Johanna's death, Pauline herself came out. The guilt she felt over the burden she left Johanna to bear alone boiled over following her former paramour's murder, leading her to confirm her decade-plus relationship with Wings collaborator Linda Eastman. Image
The surviving Beatles reunited in 1994... Image
...but Georgia succumbed to ovarian cancer in 2001. Image
Ricki and Pauline continue to perform to sold out crowds.

They have been married since 2010. ImageImageImage
Pauline McCartney in 1965 Image

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