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Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me

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An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.

She met the Beatles in 1964 when she was cast as a schoolgirl in A Hard Day’s Night. Ten days later a smitten George Harrison proposed. For twenty-year-old Pattie Boyd, it was the beginning of an unimaginably rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles inner circle—a circle that included Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, and a veritable who’s who of rock musicians. She describes the dynamics of the group, the friendships, the tensions, the musicmaking, and the weird and wonderful memories she has of Paul and Linda, Cynthia and John, Ringo and Maureen, and especially the years with her husband, George.

It was a sweet, turbulent life, but one that would take an unexpected turn, starting with a simple note that began “dearest l.”

I read it quickly and assumed that it was from some weirdo; I did get fan mail from time to time.... I thought no more about it until that evening when the phone rang. It was Eric [Clapton]. “Did you get my letter?”... And then the penny dropped. “Was that from you?” I said....It was the most passionate letter anyone had ever written me.

For the first time Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, a high-profile model whose face epitomized the swinging London scene of the 1960s, a woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” has decided to write a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest and open and breathtaking. Here is the truth, here is what happened, here is the story you’ve been waiting for.

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Synopsis:

The former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton describes her intimate relationship with two of the icons of rock music and her memories of the dynamic, often turbulent world of rock music during the 1960s and 1970s.

Synopsis:

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story

Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking–and totally honest.

Table of Contents

Childhood in Kenya — A new father — Modeling — George — Mrs. Harrison — A new direction — The tears begin — Friar Park — Leaving George — Eric — Mrs. Clapton — Spiraling out of control — Things fall apart — Fighting back — A new life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307450227
Subtitle:
George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Pattie Boyd with Penny Junor
Author:
Penny Junor
Author:
Boyd, Pattie
Author:
Junor, Penny
Author:
Pattie Boyd
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Rock musicians -- England.
Subject:
Clapton, Eric
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Subject:
Music-Rock Production Biographies
Subject:
Music-Rock Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080527
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Women

Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
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Product details 336 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307450227 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton describes her intimate relationship with two of the icons of rock music and her memories of the dynamic, often turbulent world of rock music during the 1960s and 1970s.
"Synopsis" by , Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story

Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking–and totally honest.

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