The Women Who Inspired…

30Sep09

THE DAILY BEAST came up with this neat-o list of the Muses Behind the Music

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE LIST

I think I like this one the best:

Pattie Boyd – The Woman who Inspired Layla, Something, Wonderful Tonight

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Image: AFP / Getty Images; Graham Wiltshire, Redferns / Getty Images

“The clear frontrunner among song muses is model Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of Eric Clapton and George Harrison. Clapton’s most famous love song, “Layla,” recorded when he was with Derek and the Dominos, is about Boyd—who was married to the quiet Beatle at the time. Harrison and Boyd married in 1966, and in the late ‘60s, Harrison and Clapton became close friends. In his 2007 autobiography, Clapton notes that it was at this time that he began secretly “falling in love with Pattie,” and recorded “Layla” as a reference to the 12th-century Persian poem in which a moon princess is married off to another man than the one who is lovesick for her. Clapton played the song at a party, and according to story, confessed the same night to Harrison that he was falling for his wife—creating no small rift between the musicians. Still, Harrison and Boyd remained married until 1977, and Harrison graciously attended her second wedding in 1979…to Clapton (they later divorced in 1989). Boyd can also claim of the best stories behind one of the century’s most passionate song, but also inspired two other unforgettably romantic hits, The Beatles’ “Something,” and Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.” All other muses bow to her.”

What a cold-hearted bitch.  Why I can’t be more like her and inspire some of the greatest musicians to write some of the greatest songs of all time?  Goddmamnit – I’m really jealous here. This is why Wednesday suck.

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