The George Harrison–Pattie Boyd– Eric Clapton love triangle is one of pop music’s most famous. Now Boyd has broken her silence with a new book Wonderful Tonight. Harrison and Boyd met on the set of A Hard Days Night, and married after a short courtship. Their marriage ended when Eric Clapton (who had been dating Pattie’s sister) admitted he was really in love with Pattie. Pattie was a face of the swinging sixties and inspiration behind many songs, most notably Harrison’s Something and Clapton’s Layla and Wonderful Tonight.
I’m hoping the book is an honest account of the times. I didn’t really enjoy Cynthia Lennon’s John, but that might be because I am pro-Yoko Ono. Her album, Yes I’m a witch has been one of my favourites this year. On it she collaborates with such noted contemporary musicians as The Flaming Lips, Cat Power and Antony, and it’s interesting to hear how Ono’s distinctive vocals fit quite nicely into the electro-clash sound.