George Harrison, Eric Clapton, y yo
BIOGRAFIA DE PATTIE BOYD
Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, y yo es la autobiografía de 2007 de Pattie Boyd escrito con Penny Junor. A partir de su infancia en Kenia, Wonderful Tonight cubre el matrimonio de Boyd y el divorcio del Beatle George Harrison y el matrimonio más tarde y el divorcio del mejor amigo de Harrison, Eric Clapton. El título del libro es en referencia a 1977 Clapton canción, Wonderful Tonight, que escribió acerca de Boyd.
A Q&A with Pattie Boyd, Author of Wonderful Tonight
Why are you writing the book now?
I have been asked for the last 15 years to write a book, and it is only now that I feel the time is right. My confidence in myself was restored after two successful exhibitions of my photography, and it occurred to me that I was finally ready to take a look at the unique experiences of my life and to share them--including all the ups and downs.
Tell us about the first time you met George Harrison.
Working as a model, I occasionally went for castings, mainly for television commercials. I went for an interview with one of the directors I had worked with in the past, and he cast me in his first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, to play the part of a schoolgirl. When I first saw George on the set, I thought he was the best-looking man I’d ever seen. I was so surprised when he asked me out on a date at the end of my first day of filming.
Tell us about the first time you heard George Harrison's song, "Something."
George said he had written a song for me, and he played it on the guitar at home without the words. Then when I heard the song after it had been recorded I couldn’t believe how utterly beautiful it was. It was released on a single in October 1969, and I felt so thrilled and flattered.
Tell us about the first time you heard Eric Clapton's "Layla."
Eric invited me to his band's flat one day and played a rough recording of "Layla" on a cassette recorder. I was sitting on a sofa and he on the floor as it played, and he kept looking up at me for a reaction. I was stunned; the intensity, passion and tenderness came across so strongly--I knew, as he said, it was written for me.