A book described as an “extraordinary visual memoir” is coming from perhaps the most famous muse of all time, Pattie Boyd. The model, photographer and author is, of course, the former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Pattie Boyd: My Life Through a Lens, is being published April 7, 2020, via Simon and Schuster’s Insight Editions imprint.
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Born in England on March 17, 1944, Boyd pursued a successful modeling career before meeting the Beatles’ George Harrison on the set of the 1964 film, A Hard Day’s Night. The two married when she was just 21, on January 21, 1966, and Boyd became a source of inspiration for Harrison’s songwriting, sparking his interest in meditation and Eastern philosophy.
She later became involved with, and married, Eric Clapton, inspiring legendary songs such as “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight.” As part of the rock and roll elite of the ’60s and ’70s, Boyd took countless portraits of some of the most well-known artists of the 20th century. Her photographs of the Beatles, Clapton, and other rock icons have been featured in various exhibitions throughout the world.
In addition to her photos, Pattie Boyd: My Life Through a Lens will include drawings, paintings, and mementos, as well as her own memories collected from a life shared with pop culture icons.
Her memoir, Wonderful Tonight, debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list in 2007.