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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand’s outsized personality, combined with her voice and acting talents, made her one of the most successful performers of the twentieth century.

The Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band

Live footage of performances by the Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band. From In the Realm of Utopian Desire.
Courtesy of Susan Abod and Naomi Weisstein.

Live footage of performances by the Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band. From In the Realm of Utopian Desire.

Courtesy of Susan Abod and Naomi Weisstein.

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Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore was one of the top recording artists of the 1940s, with hits like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” before starting a new career in the 1970s as a talk show host who prized conversation over confrontation.

Bette Midler

Unapologetically bawdy, Bette Midler used elements from earlier brassy entertainers like Sophie Tucker in her comedy and music, but with a style that was all her own.

Carole King

Carole King not only wrote many of the best-loved songs of the 1960s and ‘70s, she was a performer in her own right, winning several Grammys for her music.

Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields wrote songs for a wide variety of musicals that became dearly loved classics of American culture, from “Hey Big Spender” to “A Fine Romance” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” which won an Academy Award in 1936.

Naomi Weisstein

Naomi Weisstein’s career ran the gamut from feminist rock musician to groundbreaking psychologist to stand-up comedian.

Linda Eastman marries Paul McCartney.

March 12, 1969

Photographer and animal rights activist Linda Eastman marries Paul McCartney.

Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney, March 13, 1969

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Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney on their wedding day, March 13, 1969.
Courtesy of Rex Features.
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Benson, Stephen

Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney on their wedding day, March 13, 1969.

Courtesy of Rex Features.

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Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney, March 13, 1969

linda_and_paul_mccartney_-_1969.jpg
Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney on their wedding day, March 13, 1969.
Courtesy of Rex Features.
Rights
Public Domain
Contributor: Submitter
Benson, Stephen

Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney on their wedding day, March 13, 1969.

Courtesy of Rex Features.

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