Model & Muse Pattie Boyd Auctioning Love Letters From George Harrison and Eric Clapton

Boyd was romantically entangled with both rock stars

According to reports, Pattie Boyd, renowned as a model, is auctioning off letters that uncover the depths of her well-known romantic entanglement with music icons Eric Clapton and George Harrison.

Previous stories note that during the 1960s and 70s, Boyd influenced Harrison’s timeless composition “Something” and served as a muse for Clapton’s chart-topping hits “Wonderful Tonight” and “Layla.”

As the Stairway to 11 site adds Boyd was initially wed to Harrison, but found herself the subject of affectionate letters from his close confidant Clapton, igniting a tumultuous love triangle. 

Despite initially rebuffing Clapton’s advances, Boyd’s marital troubles in the early 1970s led her to join him on tour, sparking a romance that led to their marriage in 1979, with Harrison’s reluctant blessing.

Now, she plans to auction off correspondence from both icons alongside other personal items, with the event set to take place at Christie’s, London in March 2024.

Other highlights include letters and lyrics as well as the iconic Eric Swain photograph which appears on the cover of Pattie’s 2022 book My Life in Pictures. The Pattie Boyd collection opens a window on her private world through the personal letters, ephemera and mementoes she has treasured as well as offering glimpses behind the lens from her parallel life as a photographer.

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