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An iconic figure of the 1960s and '70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a 40-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 20th 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 20-year-old Pattie Boyd, it was the beginning of an unimaginably rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles inner circle. She describes the dynamics of the group, the friendships, the tensions, the music-making, and the weird and wonderful memories. It was a sweet, turbulent life, but one that would take an unexpected turn, starting with a simple note that began "dearest L" from Eric Clapton.

For the first time, Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, a woman who inspired Harrison's song "Something" and Clapton's anthem "Layla", gives us her story: rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking, and totally honest and open and breathtaking.

©2007 Pattie Boyd (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Interesting, but too short

Too bad there isn't an unabridged version of this title. At barely 2 hours long in the abridged version, this is an entertaining and interesting piece of work, but even some of the information readily available from Ms. Boyd's recent interviews is lacking.

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Overall, enjoyed it

I wish this book would have been offered in the unabridged version. I found what she had to say interesting and it was fun to hear about the rock'n'roll stars she knew.

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Thanks for sharing

As a huge fan of Eric Clapton's music and 60's fashion, I have always wanted to be Patty Boyd. This is a powerful example that "the grass isn't always greener on the other side." Thank you Patty for your honest and painful story. My heart is broken for you and I hope you have found the peace and joy you deserve in life. Thank you for inspiring George and Eric to write such beautiful music. It had brought me great joy and without you Wonderful Tonight may have never been written. S Boyd.

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Good, but needed to be longer and more detailed.

What did you like best about Wonderful Tonight? What did you like least?

I liked the reading by the author. The interactions between Pattie and the group(s) she talks about... Other Beatle wives / girlfriends; Harrison; Clapton and others was the most interesting. Although Pattie's childhood and family stories are interesting, I would have enjoyed more Harrison, Clapton and Beatle shenanigans! The story of Eric's young baby and subsequent death are / were known pretty well, but more detail would have been great. I don't wish to make it seem as though Pattie's early life was not important. It obviously ties in to the later life. It was interesting and important. I only wish she would have included more of her 60's life. All in all. A good listen! :-)

What did you like best about this story?

Pattie and her life experiences during the 60's.

Which character – as performed by Pattie Boyd – was your favorite?

The entire listen was good.

Could you see Wonderful Tonight being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes. I'd have to give more thought to characters for a movie.

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Open and honest book

Excellent! I highly recommend it. Hear all the juicy details of the Beatles and Eric Clapton from Patti's point of view. She tells what it's like to be part of the fame, and the drawbacks.

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Liking George Harrison and Eric Clapton less

I'd always been fascinated by the little I knew about Pattie Boyd's life. Married to George Harrison and wooed away by Eric Clapton? The inspiration for Something and Layla? I really wanted to know more.

This abridged version, told by Pattie herself, sidelines Pattie! She emerges as quietly tragic figure, tossed about by her husbands' addictions and infidelity.

#Addiction #Musicians #LoveAndRelationships #Nostalgic #SelfDiscovery #FemaleProtagonist #tagsgiving

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Wonderful book

A great audiobook. George Harrison (The Beatles), Eric Clapton (Cream) and Pattie Boyd - moving story from the first to the last page.

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Stupid Story of a Spoiled Brat

In all honesty, I wouldn't waste my time. Unless you like BRATS! Not for me!

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Disappointed with this abridged story.

I expected a colorful story instead of a black and white journal of lifetime events. Maybe this abridged edition cut the meat out of the book. I was disappointed with the rendition.

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Great Book

very interesting stories. Thank you, Patti for bringing your openness to the world and for sharing.