The Second Wives

Olivia Trinidad Arias, also known as Olivia Harrison, was born on May 18, 1948 in Mexico city to Mary Louise, a seamstress, and Esquiel Arias, a dry-cleaner. She has four siblings : two sisters, Chris and Linda, and two brothers, Ron and Gilbert. She graduated from Hawthorne High School in 1965. She met future husband George Harrison in 1974 while working as a secretary at A&M Records (distributor of his Dark Horse Record label). She married George on September 2nd 1978 (after having his child), officially becoming the second Mrs.Harrison. She gave birth to his only child, Dhani, on August 1st of the same year. They lived a low-key life out of the spotlight. In December of 1999, George and Olivia were attacked at their manor of Friar Park (the same home he first shared with Pattie Boyd, his first wife) by a maniac even though the security mesures were really high (after John's 1980 murder). George was stabbed by the intruder. Olivia managed to knock the intruder out with a lamp, which led to a friend of George (Tom Petty) saying afterwards : ‘’Aren’t you glad you married a Mexican girl ?’’. She was by his side when he sadly died of lung cancer in 2001. With help from the second Beatle wives (Yoko, Barbara and Linda) and Elton John, she launched the charity Romanian Angel Appeal after reading about the plight of children in Romania. Olivia produced the Concert For George in her husband's memory in 2002. This concert was sold out at London's Royal Albert Hall and featured many musicians, whom were friends with George, such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, and many more, including the first worldwide exposure of her son Dhani. Today, The Sunday Times List estimates her net worth at $229 million. [2009]. She said she will miss George til her dying day. She still lives in Friar Park to this day.
Barbara Ann Goldbach, mostly know as Barbara Bach, was born on August 27 1947 in Rosedale, New York to Marjorie and Howard Goldbach, a policeman. Born in the USA, she is of Austrian Jewish descent from her father’s side, of Irish descent from her mother’s side and of Romanian ancestry from her grandma’s side. She was the eldest of five children. Barbara left school at age 16 to pursue her buzzing modeling career (like Pattie, she was a sixties model). She even appeared on the cover of Vogue. Barbara had small roles in Italian films but it was really the 1977 James-Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, in which she played the role of Russian spy Anya Amasova, that gave her recognition as an actress and catapulted her to the status of sex symbol (she appeared in Playboy several times). Aged 18 years old, she first married Italian businessman Augusto Gregorini (who was 11 years her senior) in 1968, whom she met on a flight to Rome, and moved with him to Italy and pursued her career in Italian films. She had two children with Gregorini, a daughter named Francesca (who went on to date Portia de Rossi) and a son named Gianni. In 1975, she divorced Gregorini and moved back to her homeland. She met her now-husband, drummer Ringo Starr, on the set of their 1980 movie Caveman (which was a flop), but had first seen him at a Beatles concert in 1965. They married on April 27 1981 in a grand wedding and have been together ever since. In 1993, Barbara got her master’s degree from UCLA in psychology and started the Self Help Addiction Recovery Program (both Ringo and her had had drinking problems in the past).
Linda Louise Eastman, also known as Lady Linda McCartney, was born on September 24 1941 to Jewish Americans parents, Lee and Louise Eastman. She had one older brother, John (July 10, 1939) and two younger sisters, Laura (born in 1947) and Louise Jr. (born in 1950). She grew up in the wealthy Scarsdale area of Westchester County, New York and graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1960. Contrary to popular rumors, Linda was not related to George Eastman of Eastman Kodak fame, but her mother (who died in an airplane crash in 1962, when Linda was 21) was indeed the heiress of the Lindner Department store. Both Paul and Linda lost their mothers at quite a young age, creating a bond between them. Linda studied Fine Art at the University of Arizona. She first married Joseph Melvin See Jr., whom she met in college. They married on June 18, 1962, and their daughter Heather Louise, who is now a pottery designer and was later adopted by Paul, was born on December 31, 1962. They divorced in June 1965, only 3 years later. See committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 19, 2000, at his home in Tucson. On May 15, 1967, Linda Eastman met Paul McCartney at a Georgie Fame concert at the Bag O’Nails club in London. She was in the UK on an assignment to take photographs of “Swinging Sixties” musicians in London. Paul was still in a relationship with actress girlfriend Jane Asher. The two later went to the Speakeasy club on Margaret Street to see Procol Harum. They met again four days later at the launch party for Sergent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Brian Epstein’s house in Belgravia. When her assignment was completed, she flew back to New York City. In May 1968, they met again in New York, as John Lennon and Paul McCartney were there to announce the formation of Apple Corps. In September of the same year, he phoned her and asked her to fly over to London. They were married six months later at a small civil ceremony (she was four months pregnant with their daughter Mary) at Marylebone Registry Office on 12 March 1969. They later had daughter Stella McCartney, a now very popular fashion designer, and finally, son James McCartney. Along with her husband and Denny Laine, they formed the band Wings. Throughout her life, Linda was a devoted animal activist and also a vegetarian, publishing books on the subject. Linda was diagnosed in 1995 with breast cancer and died of the disease on April 17, 1998 at the McCartney family Ranch in Tucson, with her loving husband and four children at her bedside.
Yoko Ono was born in 1933 to mother Isoko Ono, the great-granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and to father Yeisuke Ono, a banker and one-time classical pianist who was a descendant of an Emperor of Japan. Two weeks before she was born, her father was transferred to San Francisco by his employer, the Yokohama Specie Bank.The rest of the family followed soon after and Yoko met her father when she was two. Her younger brother Keisuke was born in December 1936. In 1937, her father was transferred back to Japan and Ono was enrolled at Tokyo's Gakushuin (also known as the Peers School), one of the most exclusive schools in Japan. In 1940, the family moved to New York City, where Ono's father was working. In 1941, her father was transferred to Hanoi and the family returned to Japan. Ono was then enrolled in Keimei Gakuen, an exclusive Christian primary school run by the Mitsui family.  She graduated in 1951 and was accepted into the philosophy program of Gakushuin University, the first woman ever to be accepted into that department of the exclusive university. However, after two semesters, she left the school. In 1956, she married composer Toshi Ichiyanagi. They divorced in 1962 after living apart for several years. On November 28 that same year, Ono married an American named Anthony Cox. Cox was a jazz musician, film producer and art promoter. He had heard of Ono in New York and tracked her down to a mental institution in Japan, where her family had placed her following a suicide attempt. Ono had neglected to finalize her divorce from Ichiyanagi, so their marriage was annulled on March 1, 1963 and Cox and Ono married on June 6. Their daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, was born two months later on August 3, 1963. The marriage quickly fell apart but the Coxes stayed together for the sake of their joint career. They performed at Tokyo's Sogetsu Hall with Ono lying atop a piano played by John Cage. Soon the Coxes returned to New York with Kyoko. In the early years of this marriage, Ono left most of Kyoko's parenting to Cox while she pursued her art full-time and Tony managed publicity. After she divorced Cox on February 2, 1969, Ono and Cox engaged in a bitter legal battle for custody of Kyoko, which resulted in Ono being awarded full custody. However, in 1971, Cox disappeared with eight-year-old Kyoko. Cox and Kyoko sent Ono a sympathy message after Lennon's 1980 murder. Afterwards, the bitterness between the parents lessened slightly and Ono publicly announced in People Magazine that she would no longer seek out the now-adult Kyoko, but still wished to make contact with her. In 1994, Kyoko made contact with Ono and established a relationship. Ono first met John Lennon when he visited a preview of an exhibition of Ono's at the Indica Gallery in London on November 9, 1966. Lennon's first personal encounter with Ono involved her passing him a card that read simply "Breathe". Another work displayed a real apple with a card reading "APPLE." When John was told that the price of the apple was £200 (approximately £2300 or $4600 in 2007 money), he later reported that he thought "This is a joke, this is pretty funny". Another display was a white board with nails in it with a sign inviting visitors to hammer a nail into its surface. Since the show was not beginning until the following day, Ono refused to allow Lennon to hammer in a nail. The gallery owner whisked her away, saying, "Don't you know who that is? He's a millionaire!" Upon returning to John, she said he could hammer in a nail for five shillings. Lennon replied, "I'll give you an imaginary five shillings if you let me hammer in an imaginary nail". Lennon referred to Ono in many of his songs. While still a Beatle he wrote "The Ballad of John and Yoko", and he alluded to her indirectly in "Julia", a song dedicated to his mother, with the lyrics: "Ocean child calls me, so I sing a song of love" (The kanji 洋子 ("Yoko") means "ocean child"). Ono and Lennon collaborated on many albums, beginning in 1968 when Lennon was still a Beatle, with Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins, an album of experimental and difficult electronic music. That same year, the couple contributed an experimental piece to The White Album called "Revolution 9". Ono also contributed backing vocals (on "Birthday"), and one line of lead vocals (on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill") to The White Album. Many of the couple's later albums were released under the name the Plastic Ono Band. The couple also appeared together at concerts. Both the press and the public were critical of her. She was blamed for the breakup of The Beatles and repeatedly criticized for her influence over Lennon and his music. Her experimental art was not popularly understood. After the Beatles disbanded, Lennon and Ono cohabited in London and then in New York. Their relationship was very strained as Lennon faced near-certain deportation from the United States based on the British drug charges and Ono was separated from her daughter, who would have remained behind if Ono followed Lennon back to England. The couple separated in 1973 and the two began living separate lives, Ono pursuing her career in New York and Lennon living in Los Angeles with personal assistant May Pang in a period commonly referred to as his "lost weekend". In 1975, the couple reconciled. Their son, Sean, was born on Lennon's 35th birthday, October 9, 1975. After Sean's birth, the couple lived in relative seclusion at the Dakota in New York. John Lennon retired from music to become a househusband caring for their child, until shortly before his murder in December 1980, which Ono witnessed at close range. Ono has stated that the couple were thinking about going out to dinner (after spending several hours in a recording studio), but were returning to their apartment instead, because John wanted to see Sean before he was put to bed. Following the murder, she went into complete seclusion for an extended period.