Paul never hang out with his groups, man. That cause him and his old lady were best friends. In a way, it's a good thing for the relationship, man. But, it's a bad thing for a band, man. Trust me - i know. The leader of the band is like the most important dude on the floor - he has to be tight with his boys to get their performance off. Like being QB or some s(*it like that, you know you gots to be real with your peeps...Perhaps, some of the reasons why Paul's early bands weren't tight - is because he was too tight with his old lady and not keepin' it real with the homeys. I dig Linda but as far as putting together a powerhouse band - she was always keeping Paul M from having that. Like it or not, the long haired lady kept him achieving greatness like i had with the Experience or with my Band of Gypsys..