Wonderful Tonight

Author : Pattie Boyd
ISBN : 0307450228
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-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 twentieth 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 twenty-year-old Pattie Boyd, it was the beginning of an unimaginably rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles inner circle—a circle that included Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, and a veritable who’s who of rock musicians. She describes the dynamics of the group, the friendships, the tensions, the musicmaking, and the weird and wonderful memories she has of Paul and Linda, Cynthia and John, Ringo and Maureen, and especially the years with her husband, George. It was a sweet, turbulent life, but one that would take an unexpected turn, starting with a simple note that began “dearest l.” I read it quickly and assumed that it was from some weirdo; I did get fan mail from time to time.... I thought no more about it until that evening when the phone rang. It was Eric [Clapton]. “Did you get my letter?”... And then the penny dropped. “Was that from you?” I said....It was the most passionate letter anyone had ever written me. For the first time Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, a high-profile model whose face epitomized the swinging London scene of the 1960s, a woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” has decided to write a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest and open and breathtaking. Here is the truth, here is what happened, here is the story you’ve been waiting for. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wonderful Today

Author : Pattie Boyd
ISBN : 0755316436
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Wonderful Tonight

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 613286735X
Genre : Music
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wonderful Tonight is a song written by Eric Clapton. It was included on Clapton's 1977 album Slowhand and released as a single the following year. Clapton wrote the song about Pattie Boyd, and it is mentioned in her autobiographical book Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me. On 7 September 1976, Clapton wrote Wonderful Tonight for Boyd while waiting for her to get ready to attend Paul and Linda McCartney's annual Buddy Holly party. Of Wonderful Tonight, Boyd would say: For years it tore at me. To have inspired Eric, and George before him, to write such music was so flattering. 'Wonderful Tonight' was the most poignant reminder of all that was good in our relationship, and when things went wrong it was torture to hear it. In 1988, Clapton appeared in the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert as a guest guitarist for Dire Straits. The group became his backing musicians for a surprise performance of Wonderful Tonight during their set.
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Author : Cynthia Lennon
ISBN : 3442154065
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Flieh In Die Dunkle Nacht

Author : Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN : 9783641048723
Genre : Fiction
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Wähle das Schweigen – oder den Tod Die 82-jährige Olivia Morrow steht vor einer schicksalhaften Entscheidung: Soll sie ihren Schwur brechen und das dunkle Geheimnis ihrer Cousine lüften? Sie könnte so deren Enkelin ein ganz neues Leben in Reichtum verschaffen. Oder aber, was sie nicht weiß: den Tod bringen ...
Category: Fiction

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four 2 Volumes

Author : Kenneth Womack
ISBN : 9780313391729
Genre : Music
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A fascinating look at the history of the Beatles, from their formative years through the present day, as detailed in hundreds of entries chock-full of information never before shared with the public. • Offers unprecedented insights into the Beatles' collective and solo releases, as well as the people and places that impacted their work • Analyzes their complete body of work along with the instrumentation and recording sessions behind the music • Tells the story of this iconic group through compelling entries written with a clear focus on readability
Category: Music

Mein Leben

Author : Eric Clapton
ISBN : 9783462305524
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mr. Slowhand packt aus Eric Clapton ist eine Legende. Er ist einer der besten Gitarristen der Welt, wenn nicht der beste überhaupt. Seit den 60er-Jahren einer der ganz Großen in der Musik, war er bislang auch bekannt für seine Verschlossenheit. In My Life gibt er seinem Publikum zum ersten Mal Einblick in sein Privatleben. Mit seinen Bands The Yardbirds, Bluebreakers und Cream schrieb Eric Clapton Musikgeschichte. »Clapton is God« stand im Frühjahr 1965 auf vielen Mauern in London und New York. Er spielte als Gastmusiker u.a. mit den Beatles, den Rolling Stones und George Harrison, in dessen Ehefrau, Patti Boyd, er sich unsterblich verliebt. Layla, Claptons berühmte Ballade, ist ihr gewidmet. Mehrere Jahre wirbt er um sie, auch mit harten Mitteln (»Ich nehme eine Überdosis Heroin, wenn du George nicht für mich verlässt«). 1977 heiraten die beiden endlich, doch die Ehe steht unter keinem glücklichen Stern. Endlich runter vom Heroin, verfällt Clapton dem Alkohol, einer Sucht, die ihm mehrmals fast das Leben kostet. Mitte der Achtziger scheint ihm ein Neuanfang zu glücken, als er, nach jahrelangen Abstürzen und Entzugsversuchen endlich clean, mit Lori del Santo einen Sohn bekommt. Doch das Glück ist nur von kurzer Dauer: Als Vierjähriger stürzt Conor aus dem Fenster eines Manhattaner Hochhauses. Clapton verarbeitet den tragischen Tod seines Sohnes in Tears in Heaven, einem seiner bekanntesten Stücke. In den letzten Jahren arbeitet Clapton als Solokünstler mit Musikern wie Carlos Santana, B.B. King oder J.J. Cale zusammen, tourt mit seiner Band um die Welt – und ist unbestritten: die Nummer 1 unter den Gitarristen. Mit trockenem Humor und großer Aufrichtigkeit erzählt Eric Clapton von den Höhen und Tiefen seines Lebens, von seinem Aufwachsen bei den Großeltern im armseligen Nachkriegs-Surrey bis heute. Eine beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte.
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Still The Greatest

Author : Andrew Grant Jackson
ISBN : 9780810882232
Genre : Music
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As recommended by USA Today and excerpted on Rolling Stone.com! More than forty years after breaking up, The Beatles remain the biggest-selling and most influential group in the history of popular music. Fans endlessly replay their songs, craving more, while thousands of cover versions of their songs have been recorded and performed. Band biographies, pop music histories, song books, and academic titles on the Fab Four clutter shelves. But never has there been a definitive guide to the finest songs of The Beatles after they called it quits. Still the Greatest is a love song to the songwriting and recording achievements of Paul, John, George, and Ringo after each struck out on his own. In this creative history, Jackson selects the best songs in each solo career and organizes them into fantasy albums they might have formed had the legendary group stayed together. This romp through the post–Beatles history of each artist delves into the circumstances behind the composition, recording, and reception of each work, offering a refreshing take on how spectacular much of The Beatles’ second act truly is. Jackson assesses the more than seventy albums and nine hundred songs the four collectively released, selecting the crème de la crème of their output. Still the Greatest brims with facts (release dates, writing and performing credits, and information about production techniques) and insightful analyses of the music and lyrics. In telling the stories behind the songs, Jackson recounts the remarkable influence the Post Fab Four continued to have long after the big split. Both a handy reference and an engrossing cover-to-cover read, Still the Greatest is an invaluable companion for those who thought it all ended with the 1970 album Let It Be.
Category: Music