Home law John Eastman, Famed Music Attorney and Paul McCartney Brother-in-Law, Dead at 83:...

This is a tough one. I’ve known John Eastman a long time. He was one of the smartest, kindest, and best people I met over the years covering the music business. He died on Tuesday at age 83 after a short fight with pancreatic cancer.

John was the brother of Linda Eastman McCartney, Paul’s first and famous wife. His father, Lee, was something of a genius and he groomed John to take over as lawyer and consigliere for Paul. John steered Paul through the Beatles’ break up, his solo career, and all the Beatles ventures that have come through the years.

It was John Eastman who welcomed me as a reporter, and explained a lot of what was going on to keep it all in focus. But John was also a great family man, low key, soft spoken and often compared to Robert Redford in looks.

Paul posted a tribute to John on social media, which is below. He wrote: “Words can hardly describe his passion for life and our affection for this amazing man.” My condolences to John’s family and his enormous circle of friends. May his memory be a blessing.

PS One of John Eastman’s great achievements was rescuing Billy Joel from legal trouble. Here’s a link.

Share and Enjoy !

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.