Monday, March 30, 2020

Wonderful Tonight

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton is today’s #quarantinehootenanny (#13 of ???).

The song was written by Eric for his then wife, Pattie Boyd, who was the former wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and former lover of Ronnie Wood (then of The Faces, later of The Rolling Stones).

George met Pattie on the set of A Hard Days Night. You’ll see Pattie in some of the early scenes on the train. This song was written by Eric while he and Pattie were getting ready to head out to a party being thrown by Paul and Linda McCartney.

Pattie’s autobiography was originally titled “Wonderful Today,” but the American publisher changed it to “Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.”

Songs allegedly written for Pattie Boyd (partial list?)…

George Harrison:
“I Need You,” ”If I Needed Someone", "Something,” "For You Blue,” “So Sad”

Ronnie Wood:
“Mystifies Me,” “Breathe on Me”

Eric Clapton:
"Layla,” "Wonderful Tonight,” “She’s Waiting,” “Old Love”

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