George Harrison always knew there was something special about muse, fashion model and photographer, Pattie Boyd. She was married to the Quiet Beatle from 1966-77 and then to his best mate and guitar God, Eric Clapton from 1979-89. She was the inspiration for many great love songs, including Harrison’s “Something” and Clapton’s “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight.” She has lived an exotic and glamorous life with rock stars and this charmed existence is the subject of a speaking tour and exhibition at Sydney’s Blender Gallery this May.
Boyd will chat with Rockwiz’s Brian Nankervis in Sydney and Melbourne this week. Some fortunate Sydneysiders also got a taster of these events when Boyd appeared at the Blender Gallery on Saturday. She spoke about her photographs, including ones she took herself and others from her private collection and was generous in answering lots of different questions.