"I was friends with Linda. I met her in a photo lab in New York City some years before she met Paul.
"After she married Paul I got a call from her asking if I’d go out to their beach house in Malibu and take some shots for their new album, Ram. She took all the pictures of Paul so she had me to take pictures of the two of them. We spent the day by the swimming pool, Paul sitting there in the sun with his ukulele making up songs about his daughters. At the end of the day we took this lovely portrait of the two of them.
"Linda said they were looking for a cover for Life magazine, so I went back the next morning with the photos and they picked this one out. The lady from Life magazine took the one transparency, got in a cab to LAX and flew straight to New York with it because these were the days before scanning, email or even FedEx! That became my accidental Life magazine cover."