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Beatlemaniacs know the answer to this question, so let someone else try to answer. In the film A Hard Day's Night, one of the uniformed schoolgirls serenaded with I Should Have Known Better by the fab four on the train ends up marrying one of them in real life. Who, and to whom? Of course, London fashion model Pattie Boyd eventually marries George Harrison.
Raised in unloving homes, Pattie's story is a unique perspective on the rock music scene of the 60's and beyond, because she was a still-rising successful woman not about to be someone's groupie. Not being an actress, she didn't want to be in the Beatle movie, but did it because the director, Richard Lester, with whom she had done a television commercial, persuaded her. Good choice, Pattie. Thanks for being the muse for two classic songs, Something by George Harrison and Layla by Eric Clapton, who subsequently wooed her away from George.This is a must read for Beatle fans and anyone wanting a woman's take on this era of rock music history. Not to mention her personal history, growth, and just how she coped with the infidelity, drug use and musical genius of these high-powered men. I love the anecdote of how Joni Mitchell and Pattie (Boyd) Harrison sat and watched Frank Sinatra record My Way in an LA studio in one take. This autobiography is full of tidbits like that. And how's she doing now? Guess you'll just have to read Wonderful Tonight George Harrison Eric Clapton and Me by Pattie Boyd with Penny Juror published by Harmony in 2007. You'll find it in the Greenfield library at the beginning of nonfiction books in biographies under Boyd.