Pattie Boyd Spills About Rocker Loves

Ex-wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton tells her story in new book

By Max Brallier,  Newser User

Posted Aug 27, 2007 6:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of rock legends George Harrison and Eric Clapton, opens up for the first time about their love triangle and her two tempestuous marriages in her new book Wonderful Tonight, ABC reports. A model who met Harrison when she played an extra in the "A Hard Days Night," Boyd was the inspiration for the Beatles' "Something in the Way She Moves" as well as  Clapton's "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."

Boyd introduced Harrison to meditation, which resulted in Beatles trip to India in 1968. But "after India," Boyd writes, "our lives and our relationship seemed to fall apart." Clapton became close friends with Harrison, and then confessed to falling in love with his wife. Boyd's marriage to Harrison ended when he cheated on her with a close friend, she says. Her subsequent marriage Clapton, too, ended in infidelity. 

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in "A Hard Day's Night."
The British rock and roll group The Beatles are seen during their first U.S. tour in this 1964 file photo. The band members, from left to right, are George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul...   (Associated Press)
Eric Clapton performs at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Saturday, July 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)   (Associated Press)
Model, photographer and once Mrs. Harrison, Patti Boyd.   (Melvino086 (YouTube))
Patti Boyd with Harrison.   (Melvino086 (YouTube))
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