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An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.

She met the Beatles in 1964 when she was cast as a schoolgirl in A Hard Day’s Night. Ten days later a smitten George Harrison proposed. For twenty-year-old Pattie Boyd, it was the beginning of an unimaginably rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles inner circle—a circle that included Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, and a veritable who’s who of rock musicians. She describes the dynamics of the group, the friendships, the tensions, the musicmaking, and the weird and wonderful memories she has of Paul and Linda, Cynthia and John, Ringo and Maureen, and especially the years with her husband, George.

It was a sweet, turbulent life, but one that would take an unexpected turn, starting with a simple note that began “dearest l.”

I read it quickly and assumed that it was from some weirdo; I did get fan mail from time to time.... I thought no more about it until that evening when the phone rang. It was Eric [Clapton]. “Did you get my letter?”... And then the penny dropped. “Was that from you?” I said....It was the most passionate letter anyone had ever written me.

For the first time Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, a high-profile model whose face epitomized the swinging London scene of the 1960s, a woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” has decided to write a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest and open and breathtaking. Here is the truth, here is what happened, here is the story you’ve been waiting for.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Wonderful Tonight
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Wonderful Tonight
May 31st, 2016
A real tip down memory lane.A must read for a child of those times and anyone who loves music, never knew the songs were for her.She sure had a story to tell,and well said a entertaining read.
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Wonderful tonight
May 25th, 2016
Very insightful the sixties and other decades shown as they really were having lived through the sixties it was a incredible time everything was changing in our new world
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Excellent biography
November 14th, 2015
I enjoyed reading about Pattie's life it was and is quite amazing, sad at times and imensly exiting. It was very interesting to see what went on behind closed doors, Quite an eye opener really! Really enjoyed the book it captures the 60's so well and good luck Pattie you are a true survivor.
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Not as truthful as I thought it would be
November 10th, 2015
Great read! Patti is humble. Her writing style is great but I have enjoyed many of Penny Junor's books. She wasn't as truthful as I thought she'd be, maybe she didn't want to reveal some of the affairs she had with other women's husbands. Wisely, Patti decided to leave the more salacious details of her infidelities out of her book. Otherwise..I couldn't put it down. I cane to admire her strength, for what she went through. I held my breath when it came to her divorces because she deserved so much more then what she parted with. Enjoyable read.
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June 3rd, 2015
Very honest and compelling reading about the rock n roll lifestyle. Not just the glamour, but the darker side. Parties Boyd tells it from the inside, as both the passion and the darkness are exposed. An excellent read.
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