Pattie Boyd inspired George Harrison and Eric Clapton to write some of the greatest love songs of the 20th century: Harrison wrote ‘Something’ and ‘I Need You’ for her, while Clapton penned ‘Layla’ and ‘Wonderful Tonight’. Boyd will be telling her life story in Auckland in May.
Pattie Boyd was married to the Beatle but obsessively pursued by Clapton. Both would write songs about her; both would cheat on her. In a new documentary, she reveals what it was like to be at the heart of music’s most toxic love triangle. Nina Myskow meets her