Whilst living and working in London she met fellow singer/songwriter Paul McCartney and began seeing him regularly in secret. As far as the great British public, and indeed the world, were concerned Paul was going steady with actress Jane Asher and any other girls he was seen around with were merely aquaintances.
Julie lived her private life in a very sixties way, even becomiing before-her-time when she gave birth to a daughter and raised her as a single parent before it was the done thing. "I think we had different relationships in the Sixties: I had a rather Sixties arrangement with Leonard Cohen, who never wanted children. For various reasons, we didn’t have contact with [my daughter's] father - we don’t talk to anyone about him - and I feel guilty about that." As her daughter recalls, "She was a longtime girlfriend of David Frost and she dated Paul McCartney, who played her Strawberry Fields before it was published [February 13th 1967]. But she was so worried about being thought of as a "cool, hip chick" that she didn’t dare say anything to him... I prefer not to talk about my dad, but I think Mum tended to go for strong, bossy boyfriends because, even though she was this beautiful, famous person. she wasn’t in control. with Paul McCartney at EMI.