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George Harrison Wrote a Heart-Breaking Song About Breaking up With Pattie Boyd


George Harrison and Pattie Boyd getting married in 1966.
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What happened to George Harrison and Pattie Boyd’s marriage?

George met Boyd while The Beatles were filming A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. They married two years later, and Paul McCartney was his best man. During their marriage, Boyd inspired George to write songs like “Something,” “I Need You,” and “For Your Blue.”

However, after George cheated on Boyd multiple times, including having

George Harrison has given us some of the most inspiring songs in rock ‘n’ roll history. He was the first Beatle to have a No. 1 hit as a solo artist with his song “My Sweet Lord.” However, before and after his time as a Beatle, George had one very special muse for all of his love songs; his wife, Pattie Boyd. George wrote many Beatles hits about Boyd, including the romantic “Something” and “I Need You.” But George only wrote one song about her during his solo career, and it wasn’t a love song.

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd | Aubrey Hart/Evening Standard/Getty ImagesWhat happened to George Harrison and Pattie Boyd’s marriage?

George met Boyd while The Beatles were filming A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. They married two years later, and Paul McCartney was his best man. During their marriage, Boyd inspired George to write songs like “Something,” “I Need You,” and “For Your Blue.”

However, after George cheated on Boyd multiple times, including having an affair with Ringo’s wife Maureen, the couple’s marriage started to disintegrate around the early 1970s. Speaking with Start at 60, Boyd talked about what the final years of her marriage to George were really like.

“It was really fabulous in the beginning. We were both so young, we were able to go out, hang out, play, I introduced him to my friends,” she explained. “We had a wonderful time. He’d go off on tour and I’d hang out with my friends, while we all waited for George to come back. He was really the sweetest guy and my family loved him, my mother particularly adored him.”

She then added that the tension within The Beatles started to reflect in their marriage. While the band broke up, she got close to George’s friend and fellow rocker, Eric Clapton. Later she found out about George’s affair with Maureen. “I became aware [of the affair] when she would turn up at midnight and she’d still be there the next day. I’d have to be pretty stupid not to notice! Some girls… It was towards the end of our marriage.”

The couple split in 1974, and their divorce was final in 1977. A year later, George married his second wife Olivia, and in 1979, Boyd married Clapton.

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George Harrison wrote a song about his and Pattie Boyd’s breakup

In 1974, George was recording his fifth studio album, Dark Horse. He was going through his breakup with Boyd at the time, and the music on the album reflected that. Critics did not receive Dark Horse well. In fact, it was the worst-reviewed album of George’s entire career, according to Express.

The third track on the album is “So Sad,” which George wrote about his and Boyd’s breakup. It’s the only song that the ex-Beatle dedicated to the breakdown of his first marriage and perfectly explains …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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