Pattie Boyd
English model, photographer and author
Pattie Boyd
Patricia Anne "Pattie" Boyd is an English model, photographer and author. She began her fashion career in 1962 and worked in London, New York, and Paris. She has appeared on the cover of and wrote for 16 Magazine. Her photographs have been exhibited world wide including shows in San Francisco, Dublin, Sydney, Toronto, Moscow, London, the USA. She is the former wife of musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
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Mick Fleetwood Finalizes Divorce From Wife Lynn
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Mick Fleetwood and wife Lynn have finalized their divorce after almost 20 years of marriage. The legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer filed for legal separation from Lynn Frankel Fleetwood back in April 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair married in 1995 and are parents to 13-year-old twin girls. According to People, divorce docs state that child and spousal support arrangements have been made, though there are no details on the amount or who will get custody of the couple's daughters.  The 68-year-old Grammy winner, who recently wrapped up a world tour with Fleetwood Mac, has been married twice before. In 1970, he married model Jenny Boyd, the younger sister of Pattie Boyd (the wife of George Harrison and later, Eric Clapton.) Fleetwood and Boyd would go on to divorce, remarry and divorce again. Fleetwood was also romantically involved with bandmate Stevie Nicks, before leaving her for her friend Sara Recor, whom he married in 1988.  More From HuffPost:  ...
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Mick Fleetwood Finalizes Divorce From Wife Lynn
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Mick Fleetwood and wife Lynn have finalized their divorce after almost 20 years of marriage. The legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer filed for legal separation from Lynn Frankel Fleetwood back in April 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair married in 1995 and are parents to 13-year-old twin girls. According to People, divorce docs state that child and spousal support arrangements have been made, though there are no details on the amount or who will get custody of the couple's daughters.  The 68-year-old Grammy winner, who recently wrapped up a world tour with Fleetwood Mac, has been married twice before. In 1970, he married model Jenny Boyd, the younger sister of Pattie Boyd (the wife of George Harrison and later, Eric Clapton.) Fleetwood and Boyd would go on to divorce, remarry and divorce again. Fleetwood was also romantically involved with bandmate Stevie Nicks, before leaving her for her friend Sara Recor, whom he married in 1988.  More From HuffPost:  ...
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Come Together
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I was lying in a hospital bed. I'd had a massive stroke 3 days earlier. I was unable to speak and the left side of my body was pretty well paralyzed. La and I were having a "bed-in" in the ICU. The place we were staying in wasn't the Amsterdam Hilton! There was no press hanging about in the lobby.... just the 2 of us, but in my "fight for life" state, my mind kept drifting back to that infamous John and Yoko scene on their honeymoon at the Hilton in Amsterdam. I chuckled to myself thinking back how much water had passed under the proverbial bridge since then. AND how I wished I could be there instead of here! I was transported back. It was December 1965. I was at the Hammersmith Odeon in London that'd been converted into a concert hall. A typical cinema, it had an upstairs (cheap seats) and downstairs (pricier) and I was about to witness a touch of history. I was 15 years old, and I'd snuck out earlier from my parents' home in Esher Surrey (12 miles south of London) and was going ...
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Pattie Boyd -- ex-Beatle and Clapton wife -- looks back
CNN - about 2 years
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Muses Behind Famous Songs
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Have you ever wondered where pop singers get inspiration for their songs? For Miley Cyrus, her ex-fiance, Liam Hemsworth, was likely the inspiration behind her new song "Drive." Cyrus admitted in an interview that the song is about, "...a time when you want to leave but you can't. It's also about moving on.” Another female pop star, Katy Perry, admitted that actress Scarlett Johansson inspired the song, “I Kissed a Girl” – although Perry confessed the two women have never actually kissed. Sometimes a song can have multiple muses. Many people assume the Billy Joel song, “Uptown Girl” was written about Christie Brinkley. But the song began as an ode to model Elle Macpherson, whom Joel was dating in the early 1980s. When Macpherson and Joel split, he refocused the song on Brinkley. English model Pattie Boyd did Macpherson and Brinkley one better by serving as the muse for two different musicians. While married to George Harrison, Boyd inspired the song, “Something.” And when she later bec ...
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10 Celebrity Modelizers Who Seem To Have All The Luck
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When models and celebrities collide, it can seem like the stars have aligned to create the perfect, genetically-gifted couple. But you can have too much of a good thing. Thanks to "Sex and the City," we have a term for the men of Hollywood who seem to have an addiction to dating leggy beauties: modelizers. To give you a better idea, we've rounded up some classic examples of male celebs who have a thing for dating models. See our list of modelizers below and tell us if we're missing anyone! Leonardo DiCaprio Today's quintessential modelizer, Leo has dated everyone from Bar Refaeli to Gisele Bundchen to Erin Heatherton. He even romanced Naomi Campbell back in the '90s. Oh, and he's currently dating Victoria's Secret model Toni Garrn -- it's no wonder some people have started referring to modelizing as "Leonardo DiCaprio Syndrome." Leonardo DiCaprio & Gisele Bundchen Mick Jagger The Rolling Stones frontman has had a pretty impressive roster of model girlfriends ...
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Philip Goldberg: Beatles in India: The Retreat That Reverberates Across the Universe
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Forty five years ago, the Beatles were settling into the ashram of their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in Rishikesh, India. The news coverage was nonstop and global, as it had been six months earlier when the lads first met Maharishi and became public advocates for his Transcendental Meditation technique. It would have been easy at the time to dismiss the media frenzy as just another pop culture craze. But reporters knew this was different. Why would four young, bright, fun-loving youngsters, wealthy beyond imagining, able to go anywhere and do anything, choose to hunker down in an austere, vegetarian, non-air-conditioned compound in the Himalayan foothills and spend large chunks of time each day with their eyes closed? What is this meditation thing? What could a backward, impoverished country, only two decades removed from imperial rule, have to offer people who seemed to have everything a human being could want? Questions like those turned what might have been a ...
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Haute 100 Update: Martin Scorsese's new Beatles Rock-Doc, 'George Harrison ... - Haute Living
Google News - over 5 years
The film also delves into Harrison's infamous battle with fellow musician Eric Clapton for the love of Pattie Boyd. After Scorsese's celebrated work on No Direction Home, the documentary on legend Bob Dylan, as well as his other music-related classics,
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Alba Cordero: "Ahora se le llama `grupi´ a cualquier cosa" - MásSalamanca.com
Google News - over 5 years
La última que leí fue la de Pattie Boyd, y es muy interesante todo lo que cuenta sobre sus matrimonios con George Harrison y Eric Clapton. P: Hace poco leía en tu blog el último artículo que escribiste, sobre el fenómeno "grupi"
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MILLER: I hope people think of me as kindly when I'm 64 - Odessa American
Google News - over 5 years
And, look: it's tough to be considered the best Beatle when you aren't even the guy who wrote the best song about Pattie Boyd. Most impressively, Paul is dead, and has been, conspiracy theorists have demonstrated, since 1966, but that hasn't stopped
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'Wimpy Kid,' 'Heroes of Olympus' among fall books - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The title refers to the Stephen Stills song ("Suite: Judy Blue Eyes") that placed her in the pantheon of rock muses with Pattie Boyd ("Something," ''Wonderful Tonight") and Jerry Hall ("Miss You"). "I felt I just had to give my book that title because
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El documental de Scorsese sobre George Harrison ya tiene tráiler - 20minutos.es
Google News - over 5 years
George Harrison y Pattie Boyd se casaron en 1966 y se divorciaron en 1974. La foto es de 1969. La película está programada para el próximo Festival de San Sebastián. El objetivo del director es descubrirle al mundo la historia personal y el patrimonio
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pattie Boyd
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On 30 April 2015, Boyd was married for the third time at the Chelsea Register Office at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London.
    More Details Hide Details Her husband, property developer Rod Weston, was quoted as saying, "It's almost our silver anniversary so we thought we had better get on with it".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In 1989, her divorce was granted on the grounds of "infidelity and unreasonable behaviour".
    More Details Hide Details Boyd was also the inspiration for the songs: "Bell Bottom Blues" and "Wonderful Tonight".
  • 1984
    Boyd left Clapton in September 1984, and divorced him in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Her stated reasons were Clapton's years of alcoholism, as well as his numerous affairs including one with Italian model Lory Del Santo.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Boyd moved in with Clapton and married him in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Her struggles within the marriage were masked by her public image with Clapton. Boyd drank, and admits to past drug use, but she never became a drug addict like Clapton did.
  • 1974
    She separated from Harrison in 1974 and their divorce was finalised on 9 June 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Boyd said her decision to end their marriage and leave Harrison was based largely on his repeated infidelities, culminating in an affair with Ringo Starr's wife Maureen, which Boyd called "the final straw". Boyd characterised the last year of her marriage as "fuelled by alcohol and cocaine", and claimed "George used coke excessively, and I think it changed him... it froze his emotions and hardened his heart." In the late 1960s, Clapton and Harrison became close friends, and began writing and recording music together. At this time Clapton fell in love with Boyd. His 1970 album with Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, was written to proclaim his love for her, particularly the hit song "Layla". When Boyd rebuffed his advances late that year, Clapton descended into heroin addiction and self-imposed exile for three years.
  • 1973
    In 1973, Boyd's marriage to Harrison began to fail and she had an affair with Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood.
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  • 1970
    In March 1970, Boyd moved with Harrison from Kinfauns to Friar Park, a Victorian neo-Gothic mansion, in Henley-on-Thames.
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  • OTHER
  • 1968
    Boyd accompanied Harrison on the Beatles' visit to the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh, India, in February 1968.
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  • 1967
    Through her interest in Eastern mysticism and her membership in the Spiritual Regeneration Movement, she inspired all four Beatles to meet the Indian mystic Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in London on 24 August 1967, which resulted in a visit to the Maharishi's seminar in Bangor, the following day.
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  • 1966
    In September, Boyd flew with Harrison to Bombay to visit sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, before returning to London on 23 October 1966.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Boyd attended the Our World broadcast of "All You Need Is Love".
  • 1965
    Later that year, Boyd moved into Kinfauns with Harrison. The couple were engaged on 25 December 1965, and married on 21 January 1966, in a ceremony at a register office in Ashley Road, Epsom, with Paul McCartney as best man.
    More Details Hide Details Later, the couple went on a honeymoon in Barbados.
    Boyd had her first encounter with LSD in early 1965 when the couple's dentist, John Riley, secretly laced her coffee with the drug during a dinner party at his home.
    More Details Hide Details As she was getting ready to leave with Harrison and John and Cynthia Lennon, Riley told them that he had spiked their drinks and tried to convince them to stay. Outside, Boyd was in an agitated state from the drug and threatened to break a store window, but Harrison pulled her away. Later, when Boyd and her group were in a lift on their way up to the Ad Lib club, they mistakenly believed it was on fire.
  • 1964
    In 1964, Boyd met Harrison during the filming of A Hard Day's Night, in which she was cast as a schoolgirl.
    More Details Hide Details Her only line in the film was asking "Prisoners?", but she later appeared in the "I Should Have Known Better" segment. Boyd was "semi-engaged" to photographer Eric Swayne at the time, and so declined a date proposal from Harrison. Several days later, after ending her relationship with Swayne, she went back to work on the film and Harrison asked her out on a date for a second time. The couple went to a private gentlemen's club called the Garrick Club, chaperoned by the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein. According to Boyd, one of the first things Harrison said to her on the film set was: "Will you marry me? Well, if you won't marry me, will you have dinner with me tonight?"
  • 1962
    Boyd began her fashion career in 1962, modelling in London, New York and Paris.
    More Details Hide Details She was photographed by David Bailey and Terence Donovan, and appeared on the cover of Vogue. Boyd appeared on the cover of the UK and Italian editions of Vogue magazine in 1969, with other popular models of the day, such as Twiggy, who based her early modelling appearance on Boyd. Boyd was asked by Gloria Stavers to write a column for 16 Magazine, and appeared in a TV commercial promoting Smith's crisps. She was cast for A Hard Day's Night, where she met George Harrison. Boyd exhibited her photos of Harrison and Clapton at the San Francisco Art Exchange on Valentine's Day 2005, in a show entitled Through the Eye of a Muse. The exhibition appeared in San Francisco and London during 2006, and in La Jolla, California in 2008. Boyd's photography was shown in Dublin and in Toronto in 2008 and at the Blender Gallery in Sydney, Australia and in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2009 and 2010. Her exhibit "Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton" was shown in Santa Catalina Island in California, and at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, DC in 2011.
    Boyd moved to London in 1962 and worked as a shampoo girl at Elizabeth Arden's salon, until a client who worked for a fashion magazine inspired her to begin work as a model.
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  • 1952
    Boyd's parents divorced in 1952, and her mother married Robert Gaymer-Jones in February 1953, in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).
    More Details Hide Details The family returned to England where Boyd gained two half brothers, David J.B. (b. 1954) and Robert, Jr. (b. 1955). Jenny would later marry Fleetwood Mac's drummer Mick Fleetwood and have two daughters with him - Amy and Lucy. Boyd attended Hazeldean School in Putney, the St Agnes and St Michael Convent Boarding School in East Grinstead, and St Martha's Convent in Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire (where she received three GCE O level passes in 1961).
  • 1948
    The Boyds lived in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1948 to 1953, after her father's discharge from the Royal Air Force.
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  • 1947
    The Boyd family moved to Guildford, Surrey, where her sister, Helen Mary "Jenny" Boyd was born in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details Boyd's youngest sister, Paula, was born at Nakuru hospital, Kenya, in 1951.
  • 1946
    The Boyds moved to West Lothian, Scotland, where her brother Colin was born in 1946.
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  • 1944
    Boyd was born on 17 March 1944, in Taunton, Somerset, and was the first child to Colin Ian Langdon Boyd, and Diana Frances Boyd (née Drysdale).
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