Love makes a man give up his throne to marry a divorcee. Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a monument to his wife.
These must be very special and groovy kinds of love. https://youtu.be/bPJYT7LigtY
For history's iconic musicians, their greatest love just happened to be the same woman a blonde-haired beauty that inspired them to write several of the most popular songs of all time. With these affairs now decades in the rearview, this long-lost love has finally come forward to share what life was like as music's most memorable muse.
The year was 1964, and "Beatlemania" was in full effect. The Beatles' first feature film didn't just bring them fame and fortune it also brought love. While shooting scenes for the movie, one of the extras took a particular shine to George Harrison.
That extra was Pattie Boyd, a 20-year-old British model that regularly graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair. With her long hair, wide eyes, and signature mini-skirts, Boyd was the embodiment of the British "look" of the 1960s.
Their relationship inspired a handful of Beatles hits, including "I Need You," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t24nX_sak8 "Love You To," and "For You Blue." But perhaps the most iconic song spawned from Harrison and Boyd's love was "Something" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3Vh8jZFdE a track from the1969's Abbey Road, one of the greatest Beatles love songs.
Then, as if for an encore Pattie Botd met guitarist Eric Clapton, who wrote Layla for and about her. Another smash-hit inspired by the same woman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TngViNw2pOo