Where does inspiration come from? For many musicians a song can be a throw away or nonsensical or have no deep meaning at all. Others, perhaps had come to them in a dream. The song "Yesterday" had been said to have came to Paul McCartney this way and "Across The Universe" made its way cosmically to John Lennon.
However, what I have always found more fascinating, is how love or even lust can drive someone to write the most beautiful songs and perhaps rocks greatest muse was both the first wife to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
Pattie Boyd has had so many songs written about her it is almost surreal. The most notable of them being The Beatles "Something" and Eric Clapton songs "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" helping to inspire two of the greatest rock musicians create some of the most beautiful songs.
In fact as many of you probably know that Eric Clapton's band Derek And The Dominos 1970 album "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs" was a secret ode to Pattie...While George Harrison, his friend, was still married to her! In my opinion rock and rolls greatest love triangle
....Heck! even Pattie's sister Jenny inspired Donovan's song "Jennifer Juniper" and was a former wife to Mick Fleetwood. I am a pretty big Beatles fan myself, having previously wrote another blog about that here.
My real passion being the history and stories behind these people and places they have been. I have been lucky to have had communication with some of the ladies that have helped inspire the music I love. That is including Prudence Farrow who the song "Dear Prudence" was written about, she had became so serious about her meditation that she had locked herself away in her cabin in Rishikesh India in 1968 studying under the Maharishi that John Lennon wrote this song. It is hard to believe these songs only exist because of these ladies