Pattie Boyd(1944-), Former wife of George Harrison, and later wife of Eric Clapton
Patricia Ann ('Pattie') Boyd
Sitter in 4 portraits
Fashion model and muse. In 1962, after working as a hairdresser, Boyd began a career in modelling and worked with the leading photographers of the day, including David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Eric Swayne. In 1964 she met George Harrison on the set of A Hard Day's Night (1964), they married in 1966 and she inspired his song 'Something' (1969). Boyd later married Eric Clapton (b.1945) whose song 'Layla' (1970) she also inspired. She has had a number of successful photography exhibitions and published her autobiography Wonderful Today: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me (2007).
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.