George Harrison and Eric Clapton’s Sister-In-Law Jenny Boyd To Publish Memoir In 2020
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Jenny Boyd, the sister of George Harrison‘s former wife Pattie Boyd, will release a memoir in 2020.
A fixture of swinging London during the 1960s, Jennifer is best known for her work in fashion.
Working on Carnaby Street, the center of London’s Swinging Sixties by day, Boyd danced in the city’s clubs by night and mingled with several of the notable musical icons of the day.
Through sister Pattie, she became stepsister to George Harrison in 1966 and accompanied the Beatles on their fateful trip to visit the Maharishi in India.
She would also work in the Beatles short-lived, but visually spectacular Apple Boutique.
After Pattie separated from Harrison in 1977, Jennifer would later become a sister-in-law to Eric Clapton.
She would also share her sister’s attraction to talented musicians, herself marrying founding member of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, not once, but twice.
Promising to tell a story of fame, drugs, money, and betrayal, Jennifer has titled her forthcoming memoir Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse.
Given Pattie’s previous public insights into George Harrison’s complex and sometimes contradictory personality, it is likely Jennifer will also provide some no holds barred insights into the Beatles’ life.
Having since moved on from fashion and music to become a research psychologist specializing in addiction, Jennifer will also no doubt have several interesting insights to offer into Clapton, Fleetwood, and Harrison’s prodigious drug intake during the 1970s.
The book will be published March 26 via Urbane Publications.
You can order a copy here.
Already having released her memoir in 2007, Pattie Boyd will also release a photo book in 2020.
Coinciding with the release of her new book Boyd will also appear as a speaker and panelist at the annual New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans on March 27-29.
“Jenny Boyd’s extraordinary life is the stuff of movies and novels a story of incredible people and places experienced at a pivotal time in the 20th century. As an up-and-coming young model, Jenny found herself at the heart of Carnaby Street in London, immersed in the fashion and pop culture of the Swinging 60s. With boyfriend Mick Fleetwood, sister Pattie, George Harrison and the rest of the Beatles, she lived the London scene. But as a natural Flower Child, Jenny soon became part of the counter-culture in San Francisco during the Flower Power era, witnessing the Summer of Love; she was the inspiration for Donovan’s famous song, Jennifer Juniper, and her photograph was featured inside the box set of his eponymous album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden. After working in The Beatles shop, Apple, the first of its kind, Jenny attended Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in India to study meditation with her sister and the Beatles, witnessing their creativity and the genesis of songs that would later appear on the White Album. Despite being attuned to the spiritual bloom and innocence of the 60s, Jenny also experienced first-hand the turmoil and decadence of the 70s and 80s. Her two marriages to Mick Fleetwood, founder member of Fleetwood Mac, brought her to the forefront of the world of rock and roll – and its fame, money, drugs and heartache. Struggling in the darkness to find and develop her own voice and identity, Jenny went to college, achieving a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Humanities – her dissertation on musicians and creativity became the critically-acclaimed book Musicians in Tune. Jenny has spent her life in the company of some of the greatest musical and cultural influencers of the last 50 years – and the journey she takes to finding her own sense of self and creative ability makes Jennifer Juniper a truly captivating and inspiring story.”