Pattie Boyd Calls the Songs George Harrison and Eric Clapton Wrote About Her ‘Haunting’

<p>Former actor and model Pattie Boyd was married to two of the biggest rock stars, <a href="https://ift.tt/OAxCV0m Harrison</a> and Eric Clapton. <a href="https://ift.tt/fmR0uny met George</a> on the set of The Beatles’ <em>A Hard Day’s Night</em> in 1964. They married in 1966. However, Boyd fell in love with Clapton in the early 1970s. </p> <p>Both rock stars could not communicate their feelings to Boyd and, instead, chose to write some of rock’s best love songs about her. Boyd thinks those songs are “haunting.” </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-custom-image-1200"><img loading="lazy" width="1300" height="874" src="https://ift.tt/XETQu1b" alt="George Harrison and Eric Clapton performing at the Concert for Bangladesh. " class="wp-image-3136864" srcset="https://ift.tt/dWqDAIE 1300w, https://ift.tt/5fMlqcx 150w, https://ift.tt/wmXjMei 640w, https://ift.tt/lh0NZX1 768w, https://ift.tt/GFPEhn0 1024w, https://ift.tt/d1Tn0jE 1200w, https://ift.tt/yz3ArJC 89w" sizes="(max-width: 1300px) 100vw, 1300px" /><figcaption>George Harrison and Eric Clapton | Bettmann/Getty Images</figcaption></figure> <h2 id="h-boyd-said-george-harrison-and-eric-clapton-had-an-inability-to-communicate-their-feelings-through-normal-conversation">Boyd said George Harrison and Eric Clapton had an ‘inability to communicate their feelings through normal conversation’</h2> <p>Unintentionally and simultaneously, Boyd became George and Clapton’s muse in the late 1960s. In an interview for <a href="https://ift.tt/KjvtObf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Harper’s Bazaar</a>, Taylor Swift asked Boyd, “What do you feel might be a factor that artists want to communicate with you through song?”</p> <p>Boyd replied, “I think in my case both George and Eric had an <a href="https://ift.tt/A5j1qLV to communicate their feelings</a> through normal conversation. I became a reflection for them.”</p> <p>George wrote numerous songs for Boyd, including “If I Needed Someone” and one of <a href="https://ift.tt/dKngU7v best love songs</a> ever, “Something.” Clapton showed Boyd his love by playing her his song, “Layla.” Later, when they got together, Clapton wrote “<a href="https://ift.tt/TwFH8po Tonight</a>” about how lovely Boyd looked before going out one night. </p> <p>Instead of talking about the drama between them (i.e., Clapton and Boyd being in love), George and Clapton <a href="https://ift.tt/86JX0S1 in a guitar battle</a> to win Boyd. Even during a critical time in their lives, they couldn’t express their feelings except through music. Clapton won.</p> <p>“I just hid in my shell, pretending it wasn’t happening,” Boyd told <a href="https://ift.tt/4YJg5yp" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The Age</a>. “It’s the way musicians behave. On reflection, I think it was really beautiful.”</p> <p>George and Boyd <a href="https://ift.tt/mKLFs4S divorced in 1977</a>, and Boyd married Clapton in 1979.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-block-embed-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <div class="jetpack-video-wrapper"><iframe loading="lazy" title="Pattie Boyd getting woo'ed by The Beatles' George Harrison" width="925" height="520" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MoJD6Htw9nw?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div></figure> <p><strong>RELATED: <a href="https://ift.tt/qgAoGdr Harrison Said He Was Bold Enough to Do the Concert for Bangladesh Because of John Lennon’s Influence</a></strong></p> <h2>Boyd said the songs George and Clapton wrote about her were ‘haunting’</h2> <p>The <a href="https://ift.tt/goOxG5Y and model</a> told The Age she was flattered when <a href="https://ift.tt/mB81UlR husband wrote “Something</a>” for her. </p> <p>“‘Oh my God, that’s really exciting,'” she told George. “I felt totally flattered and thrilled when he said it was about me. But I didn’t realise it was going to be such a fabulous song. The Beatles went back into the studio and added more instruments. But the version I like best is the one George played me in my kitchen, in its raw state.”</p> <p>As for “Layla,” Boyd’s reaction to the song was a combination of “horror and jubilation,” The Age wrote. “She felt the song was so explicit that everyone in their circle would know she was the seductive Layla, and that by writing it, Clapton was forcing her into a doorway of no return. On the other hand, it was a priceless gift.</p> <p>“The song got the better of me,” Boyd wrote in her book, <em>Wonderful Today</em>. “With the realisation that I had inspired such passion and such creativity, I could resist no longer.”</p> <p>Which of the three songs penned about her does Boyd love most? “That’s a difficult question to answer,” Boyd said. “I find them all so haunting. They’re incomparable.”</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-block-embed-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <div class="jetpack-video-wrapper"><iframe loading="lazy" title="The Beatles - Something" width="925" height="520" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UelDrZ1aFeY?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div></figure> <p><strong>RELATED: <a href="https://ift.tt/8DXl4dy of George Harrison’s Most Upsetting Childhood Memories Involved the First Record He Ever Bought</a></strong></p> <h2>Boyd said the former Beatle was her soulmate</h2> <p>Reflecting on her marriages to two of the biggest rock stars of the 1960s, Boyd said <a href="https://ift.tt/yNqDF4f and Clapton</a> were utterly different. </p> <p>Boyd said, “George was a soulmate, Eric was a playmate.” She added that George was the love of her life. However, she loved them both in her way. </p> <p><strong>RELATED: <a href="https://ift.tt/gDRc2Al Harrison Said Jeff Lynne’s Singing Voice Made Him Want to Try Harder on His Vocals on ‘Cloud Nine’</a></strong></p>

Pattie Boyd Calls the Songs George Harrison and Eric Clapton Wrote About Her ‘Haunting’
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