Monday, October 17, 2011

MOD Monday - Pattie Boyd

What does the Beatles George Harrison & Eric Clapton have in common?  They both have the same ex wife and her name is Patricia Boyd otherwise known as 'Pattie Boyd'.  She was an English model & photographer, who obviously like most models had a 'thing' for musicians.  Her career as a model landed her in London and Paris in spite of the fact that she had prominent front teeth & what was considered to be unconventional looks.  Have any of you ever caught an episode of 'America's Next Top Model'? Those women vying for the title are anything but the girl next door and I have honestly thought to myself, "How in the H are they competing on this show?"  Anyhow things have changed over the decades, that's for sure as we are seeing everything 'but' the norm when it comes to what is considered conventionally beautiful...  
In the mid sixties, Pattie Boyd was fresh on the MOD scene making a name for herself in spite of what was considered a flaw with her protruding teeth.
Boyd is said to have been the muse behind the music of Eric Clapton's hit love song, 'Wonderful Tonight' and his catchy tune 'Layla'.  Unfortunately the demise of her marriage to Clapton was due in part to them both having issues with drugs and alcohol which makes their story totally cliche unfortunately and in 2007, she wrote a biographical type book that chronicled her journey with both Harrison & Clapton.
Just this past July 2011, Boyd hosted a photography exhibit of her work titled 'Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton as Photographed by Pattie Boyd'. 


With George Harrison...
With Eric Clapton...




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1 comment:

miss ottawa blogger said...

That brings back the memories from before. The music, the fashion, the simpleness.