Wonderful Tonight

Wonderful Tonight

George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me

Book - 2007
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An iconic figure of the 1960s and '70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a 40-year silence, telling how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century. She met the Beatles in 1964 in the cast of A Hard Day's Night. Ten days later George Harrison proposed. For 20-year-old Boyd, it was the beginning of a rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles' inner circle. She describes the dynamics of the group, and the memories she has of Paul and Linda, Cynthia and John, Ringo and Maureen, and especially the years with her husband, George. Then her turbulent life took another unexpected turn with a passionate letter from Eric Clapton. Now the 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 wrriten her book.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780307393845
Branch Call Number: B Boyd P AUTO
Characteristics: x, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Junor, Penny


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have heard from other sources she had quite the active sex life. wouldn't know it from this book. a blushing virgin still??? or a double standard from the rock n roll world, where the exploits of the men are extolled endlessly. must the woman always be cast as the victim, and not interested in pleasure? this split has to end. or, the romance fiction industry is doomed to grow, and to grow, and grow....

rcelic Oct 31, 2015

A very personal page turner. I thought it was well written and a very honest account of her life.

Jan 29, 2013

It's just OK. Glad to know more about how the stories transpired, however she jumps around in time a lot and it's hard to tell where you are. Is this a side anecdote, or have we moved forward? Very poorly written, I understand she's not a writer, but it is hard to follow such terrible writing. It's mostly about her vacations, religion, things she liked to cook, and other side aspects of her life rather than really about George and Eric.

Jul 10, 2012

I wanted to like this book... usually autobiographies bring you a little closer to the author. After reading this, I almost feel I know less about Pattie! She goes on about all the parties and people and vacations and lists facts, but little emotion. The timeline also jumps around a lot and can be hard to follow. She doesn't tell you much more than you already know, or could read in a few paragraphs online.

Dec 01, 2010

Not sure what I expected but I did enjoy this book. Felt it was one side of the story and my interest is piqued to now read about George Harrison and Eric Clapton to a greater extent. No one is without blame and perhaps Pattie Boyd could take ownership for a little more... It was also hard to read with all of the name dropping and superfluous timelines.

Dec 01, 2009

Very vivid account of the sixties, albeit very sad accounts of the personalities involved, including that of the author. Several inconsistencies and one sided, but that is what autobiographies generally do!

Nonetheless, if you are a Beatles fan and intrigued by the cast and players surrounding them, you will enjoy the book.



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