Set for release next April 7th is Pattie Boyd: My Life Through A Lens. Boyd, who is the ex-wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, published her memoirs back in 2007 — Wonderful Tonight – George Harrison, Eric Clapton And Me.
According to the Amazon description of the book:
An extraordinary visual memoir from Pattie Boyd — model, photographer, and muse to rock n' roll royalty. Pattie Boyd is perhaps the most famous muse of all time, inspiring Harrison's 'Something' and Eric Clapton's 'Layla' and 'Wonderful Tonight.' Swept up into the height of Beatlemania as a young model, Boyd captured endless photographs of her years with the band, and later with Clapton.
Boyd offers candid and intimate photographs of rock royalty and the elite social circles of the '60s and '70s, and also shares the drawings, paintings, and mementos collected from a life shared with pop-culture icons. Alongside it all are Boyd's own stirring reflections, giving a look into the golden age of rock n' roll that only a woman at the center of it all could provide.
Pattie Boyd met George Harrison in 1964 on the set of the Beatles' first film A Hard Day's Night. They were married in 1966. She left Harrison for Eric Clapton in 1974. She and Harrison were officially divorced in 1977. Boyd and Clapton were married from 1979 to 1988.
Pattie Boyd told us that she used to get a thrill when a song came on the radio that she knew had been written about her: “If any of them came on the radio, it was like 'ooooh, exciting! I knew that was written for me!'”
A while back Boyd told us that she's never really spoken about inspiring Clapton and Harrison's songs: “Y'know, in fact, I'm only really asked about them when I come to America. And it started last year when I had the exhibition in the same art gallery in San Francisco. Up until that point no one has really asked me about it. Because I don't do interviews. Y'know, I spent years in the desert, as it were.”