Pattie Boyd opens up about the struggles of being married to George Harrison during Beatlemania

She was interviewed by Taylor Swift

Pattie Boyd has been interviewed by Taylor Swift about being married to George Harrison during the height of Beatlemania.

Boyd married Harrison in 1966 before the pair divorced in 1977. She later married Eric Clapton in 1979 until they split in 1988. Boyd was something of a muse to both musicians, with Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’ based on Boyd getting ready when they were together.

Swift asked Boyd what living inside Beatlemania was actually like to which Boyd replied, ‘absolutely terrifying’. “I got to see the Beatles play at a theater in London, and George told me that I should leave with my friends before the last number,” she told Swift in the Harper’s Bazarre feature. “So before the last song, we got up from our seats and walked toward the nearest exit door, and there were these girls behind me. They followed us out, and they were kicking me and pulling my hair and pushing us all the way down this long passageway.”


She added that she feels fans seem to no longer hold onto the antagonistic feelings they once had. “Actually they seem happy that I’m sharing the photographs I took,” she added. “One time I was having an exhibition, and these girls turned up dressed like me in A Hard Day’s Night.”

During the interview, Swift mentions a particular part of Boyd’s book that she found most heartbreaking. “When, years later, you and Eric get married, and George and his new wife, Olivia, come to the wedding party, Paul comes, Ringo comes, but John couldn’t go. He said later that he would have loved to come. That night there was a huge jam session, and had he been there it would have been the last time the Beatles played together.”

“Can you imagine?” Boyd replied. “I was heartbroken.”

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