A Q&A with Pattie Boyd, Author of Wonderful TonightWhy are you writing the book now?I have been asked for the last 15 years to write a book, and it is only now that I feel the time is right. My confidence in myself was restored after twoMoreA Q&A with Pattie Boyd, Author of Wonderful TonightWhy are you writing the book now?I have been asked for the last 15 years to write a book, and it is only now that I feel the time is right. My confidence in myself was restored after two successful exhibitions of my photography, and it occurred to me that I was finally ready to take a look at the unique experiences of my life and to share them--including all the ups and downs.Tell us about the first time you met George Harrison.Working as a model, I occasionally went for castings, mainly for television commercials.
I went for an interview with one of the directors I had worked with in the past, and he cast me in his first movie, A Hard Days Night, to play the part of a schoolgirl. When I first saw George on the set, I thought he was the best-looking man Id ever seen. I was so surprised when he asked me out on a date at the end of my first day of filming.Tell us about the first time you heard George Harrisons song, Something.George said he had written a song for me, and he played it on the guitar at home without the words. Then when I heard the song after it had been recorded I couldnt believe how utterly beautiful it was.
It was released on a single in October 1969, and I felt so thrilled and flattered.Tell us about the first time you heard Eric Claptons Layla.Eric invited me to his bands flat one day and played a rough recording of Layla on a cassette recorder.
I was sitting on a sofa and he on the floor as it played, and he kept looking up at me for a reaction. I was stunned- the intensity, passion and tenderness came across so strongly--I knew, as he said, it was written for me.