Monday, March 17, 2014

Pattie Darling!

March 17th may have been St Patrick's day for some of you, but if you are after something else to celebrate, then why not Pattie's day!

That's right, Pattie Boyd, the lovely 60's dollybird also celebrates her birthday on the 17th of March. As her mother had assumed she would be a boy, a name was never picked for her, so being born on the day of a saint was an easy pick!

Pattie is a favourite of mine. I even made a suit in her name and managed to remember her birthday!

Pattie darling!



For the unfamiliar, Pattie Boyd was a 60s model, muse and all 'round sweet girl. Known mostly for her marriage to George Harrison and later to Eric Clapton, Pattie has also made a name for herself in recent years as a photographer and has held exhibitions of her old and new photos around the world

Pattie had met George on the set of A hard days night and inspired him to write the love song 'Something'. They separated in 1974 and divorced in 1977

For many years she had also rebuffed the affections of Eric Clapton who wrote 'Layla' in her honour. They eventually married in 1979 but divorced in 1988. 

While she may be most famous for the men she married, she was also a striking beauty modelling for Vogue, Mary Quant, Foale and Tuffin and countless advertisements in the 60s and also modelled for Ossie Clark in the early 70s


Pattie Boyd-Harrison

Pattie gets a job with the Beatles

As a model, Pattie was already some what well known, and she was lucky enough to score a one-line role in The Beatles film 'A hard days night.'

George's future wife model Pattie Boyd.
A shot taken while on break on the film set

Pattie Boyd Harrison
March 1964 - Pattie Boyd (Prue Bury, and Isla Blair not pictured), who worked together in A Hard Day’s Night, posed for publicity photos at the Battersea Park Fun Fair

Pattie Boyd, queen of hearts

Digger: What makes you laugh, what makes you sad, what makes you angry and what makes you hopeful?  Pattie: Being tickled makes me laugh.  Digger: Say again?  Pattie: Being tickled.  — Pattie Boyd, interviewed by Retrosellers.com, Nov 2007

Astrid Kirchherr, Maureen Cox, & Pattie Boyd on the set of "A Hard Day's Night."
Astrid Kirchherr, Maureen Cox, & Pattie Boyd on the set of "A Hard Day's Night."
pattie boyd with adorable bangs and short layers.

George Harrison & Pattie Boyd at their wedding. Pattie's mother, siblings and uncle were there and also George's mother and father.
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd's wedding, January 21 1966

George and the always lovely Pattie
With George Harrison

Pattie Boyd.
Pattie Boyd's Beauty Box: Lessons on make up and hair styling from 1965 Pattie Boyd. A shoot that was replicated in Lula Magazine years later
Pattie Boyd in London's West End, showing off a design of the Quorum Autumn Collection, designed by Ossie Clark - 21 April 1966
Pattie Boyd in 1966, modelling for Quorum

Heading to India 1968 John Lennon, Pattie Boyd
Heading to India in 1968 with John Lennon in the back

Sisters Jenny & Pattie Boyd
With her sister Jenny, who she often paired up with for photo shoots

Pattie Boyd

George Harrison & Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd

Pattie
In India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Beatles

Pattie Boyd, 1960s.

Patty Boyd Harrison

Ultimate Bohemian style gods, Patti Boyd and George Harrison

Pattie Boyd in Ossie Clark
In 1973 - modelling Ossie Clark
Pattie Boyd you spunk

Pattie Boyd: 69, Aka "Layla" George Harrison/EricClapton's ex...
Pattie now - still just as beautiful!
Happy Birthday Pattie!

Cat xo

All images from Truth about the Beatles girls and Something in the way Pattie Boyd tumblr page

15 comments:

  1. She was such a pretty thing! As for the last photo, I remember watching 'George Harrison: Living in the material world' with my parents and my mum made a remark about how she thought it was terrible that she'd tried to keep the same look she had when she was young because that's how people remember her and that it looked ridiculous. She doesn't look ridiculous in the slightest to me- I agree that she still is beautiful.

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    1. Oh wow. that's an bizarre thing to say! haha. I would totally want to keep my style into old age, but there is a difference to looking good and well presented when your older and the "mutton dressed as lamb" look i see sometimes. I also find it strange when older ladies cut their hair very short when they get older. Whats wrong with having long hair? grey or any colour for that matter

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  2. Its the Dollyrockers connection that I love - she was the muse for my favourite brand of vintage frocks! love the Nehru collared maxi, I want it! xxx

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    1. Oh me too! I wish that photo was in colour so i could see what it was like

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  3. Ah lovely Pattie, I never knew that her birthday was on St Patrick's day xx

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  4. Oh I love Pattie, what a wonderful post! I'm glad you included a more recent photo also, she's still such a beautiful woman. If I can look even half as good as she does when I'm 70 I'll be one happy lady!

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    1. oh gosh i hope i look as good as her too! guess i should stop eating too many chocolates...

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    1. Totally! Almost as much of a babe as you! ;)

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  6. she's so pretty! i really love Pattie. Thanks for sharing about her. I didn't know her birthday was March 17! So neat

    ~Abigail
    http://sweetergetsthejourneyblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. I guess its easy to remember her birthday St Patrick's = Pattie kinda the same. haha

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  7. Wow, she was beautiful then and beautiful now!

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  8. So want her wardrobe! She looks incredible even now. I hope I age that well.

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  9. She's one of my favorites, and is such a remarkable woman! I remember being inspired to get bangs/fringe again when I was thirteen because of her! Can't believe that was nearly seven years ago…

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