Mar 15, 2020 - Explore yoadrianr's board "Pattie Boyd", followed by 220 people on Pinterest. Clapton manipulated her away from Harrison, was in love with Pattie as if his life depended on it, and then rejected her. Pattie Boyd was a successful Vogue model in the 60s and 70s. George and Pattie had met on the set of A Hard Day’s Night, in which she had a bit role. The lovestruck Eric Clapton sent this letter to Pattie Boyd while she was still married to George Harrison. Boyd split from Harrison in 1974, which is when Pattie started dating Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton wrote 'Wonderful Tonight' in 1976 while waiting for his then-girlfriend (and future wife) Pattie Boyd to get ready for a night out. Boyd will be telling her life story in Auckland in May. Pattie Boyd inspired George Harrison and Eric Clapton to write some of the greatest love songs of the 20th century: Harrison wrote 'Something' and 'I Need You' for her, while Clapton penned 'Layla' and 'Wonderful Tonight'. Then, for her second go at marital bliss, from 1979 to 1988, she was married to Eric Clapton. During that time, she met and married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton putting her in the enviable position of being able to take intimate photographs of some of the world's great musicians who came into their lives.
Pattie is appearing in Sydney and Melbourne in May to tell her life story in an intimate three-hour evening, titled George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me; An Evening with Pattie Boyd. The name of their mutual muse was Pattie Boyd and she was a woman with a rather difficult task: at one point of her life, she had to choose between Harrison, the unforgettable Beatle, and Clapton, a fierce guitar legend. —The London Sunday Times "There are so many wonderful stories in Pattie Boyd's life: Falling in love with a Beatle.
It is one of the most mythic romantic entanglements in rock ’n’ roll history. George even called Clapton his “Husband-in-law”. They married on January 21, 1966, but by the early ’70s the union was falling apart. See more ideas about Pattie boyd, Eric clapton and George harrison. "Our lives were fuelled by alcohol and cocaine." Clapton had become obsessed with his friend’s wife. They were heading out to a Buddy Holly tribute that Paul McCartney had arranged, and Clapton was waiting around while she tried on clothes. Wonderful Tonight: Pattie Boyd’s love triangle with George Harrison and Eric Clapton Jun 6, 2017 Alex .A During the golden era of rock and roll, there was a muse who captivated two of the most eminent music icons in history. In 1977, the divorce was finalized and in ’79 she married Clapton.
Re-titled Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me for the US market, the book contains many of Boyd's photographs.   At the time, she was said to be looking forward to the idea of her book competing against Clapton's autobiography, which was published concurrently. Pattie Boyd. Boyd will be telling her life story in Auckland in May. "Pattie Boyd married two Sixties legends and inspired three of the era's greatest love songs, but life was far from glamorous.