Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pattie Boyd

There are certain icons from the 60's that I admit having a thing for. I heart Dusty Springfield's music. And Davy Jones was a weakness when I wore knee-highs and those hard tortoiseshell headbands that made your temples ache. Old-school Andy Williams still makes me swoon when he sings Moon River.

Probably one of my most loved songs of all time is George Harrison's What Is Life. It's also in one of my top-10 fave movies Goodfellas. Here is a video link to the song (with Spanish subtitles; but it's one that I like because it shows images of George with his wife Pattie Boyd).  And that leads to my quasi obsession with Pattie Boyd. This English model led a life marred with trouble, but what I find fascinating is that she was the muse for two legendary musicians. She was the supposed inspiration for Harrison's Something. And for Eric Clapton (whom she later married) — Wonderful Tonite and Layla were both penned with her as the subject matter. Wow, and I was happy to get a mixed tape and an engraved silver-plated ID bracelet from a beau.

Here are some pictures of her with George and what she looks like today. Still so beautiful in a hippie kinda way. Don't be surprised if you see me coming into work with a flowing gauzy sheath of a dress and my eyes ringed with black eyeliner. And before you know it, some mop-haired chap will be writing a song about how doggone sexy I am when I misplace my readers and trumpet a piece of paper in front of my face in an attempt to make out the words.



3 comments:

Christine said...

Some people just ooze Pattie is one of them.

Christine said...

Ooops...
I forgot to insert the word
Style after ooze.

Gretchen said...

Dusty Springfield was probably my favorite singer in my youth. Her deep soulful sound was just incredible. Thanks for reminding me of her.

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