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Wonderful Tonight (Wonderful Today)
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StarWisher
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27 December 2010 - 6.14pm

I read this on the plane ride home. Kind of a fluffy read. Has anyone else read it, and what did you think? I liked it OK, but there were so many non sequiturs in telling her story. I have to admit I was looking for a little more with her story about being with George, and not in a juicy gossip sort of way, but it seems like she glossed over a lot.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

Marcelo
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27 December 2010 - 6.36pm

Who wrote it?

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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Dear Prudence
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27 December 2010 - 7.17pm

Marcelo said:

Who wrote it?


Pattie Boyd.

Dear Prudence

Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.

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StarWisher
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27 December 2010 - 9.01pm

Dear Prudence said:

Marcelo said:

Who wrote it?


Pattie Boyd.
 

Ha ha! Yeah, sorry for leaving out that detail. I came home later than I should have last night, was awakened earlier than I should have, and yet still wanted to post, no matter how short and incomplete it was.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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Celebrated_Mr_K
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28 December 2010 - 12.41am

"Wonderful Tonight" is the name of the wonderful song by Eric Clapton for his lovely wife, Patti.  If you've never heard it, see if you can track it down online.

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30 December 2010 - 5.30am

Celebrated_Mr_K said:

"Wonderful Tonight" is the name of the wonderful song by Eric Clapton for his lovely wife, Patti.  If you've never heard it, see if you can track it down online.


No, I know the song alright, even more, a musician from my country made a spanish cover; but I never hear about the book.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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StarWisher
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30 December 2010 - 5.58am

It came out in 2007, so it's a fairly recent release.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

JFKin60
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28 May 2011 - 9.45pm

I thought this book was awful...

Very little insight into anything...

Clapton was just another mopey fool who couldn't handle success...

Patti Boyd wrote this as if we cared about her life.

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono

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mr. Sun king coming together
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28 May 2011 - 9.57pm

JFKin60 said:

Clapton was just another mopey fool who couldn't handle success...

... and the second best guitarist of all time, something you "conveniently" forget to mention.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

JFKin60
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28 May 2011 - 10.56pm

Nobody has to state how good a guitarist Clapton was/is...

I only stated how he became a pathetic mope over a chick.

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono

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mr. Sun king coming together
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28 May 2011 - 11.15pm

JFKin60 said:

Nobody has to state how good a guitarist Clapton was/is...

I only stated how he became a pathetic mope over a chick.

Good. Although his mopeyness did lead to one of his best songs, Layla, so not all bad.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

JFKin60
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28 May 2011 - 11.29pm

Yeah, but it's good that people come out and write stuff about these guys that people seem to think are gods...

I was a bit surprised how pathetic Clapton had become. He seemed to have a good head on his shoulders. I'm sure he's recovered since.

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono

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mr. Sun king coming together
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28 May 2011 - 11.31pm

He recovered in 1973, although he had a brief relapse into depression in 1991, after his son died. That was why George did his tour in Japan.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

JFKin60
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28 May 2011 - 11.36pm

He did a great job in 'Concert for George.'

"If George Harrison can have a triple album, why can't I have a double album?"–Yoko Ono

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fabfouremily
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6 September 2012 - 4.33pm

I finished reading this book yesterday - and I thought it was quite good. Unlike some, it seems, I actually was/am interested in her life so I liked it a lot. Do agree with StarWisher though, I thought maybe she could of said a little bit more about George and her marriage to him. Yet again, if I had married George, I don't think I would like to share the special moments that I'd had with him - even more so now that he's not with us. Overall, I really enjoyed it and I would definitely read it again in a year or two, I just wish it had been a little bit longer, that's all.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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Von Bontee
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6 September 2012 - 5.59pm

Well, her marriage to George only lasted for a decade, so I guess it wouldn't be expected to occupy a majority of the text. (On the other hand, what else has she done that's bookworthy aside from marry a couple of rock stars?)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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fabfouremily
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7 September 2012 - 3.16pm

Von Bontee said
Well, her marriage to George only lasted for a decade, so I guess it wouldn't be expected to occupy a majority of the text. (On the other hand, what else has she done that's bookworthy aside from marry a couple of rock stars?)

Well she was a succesful model before meeting George. So she could of talked a little more about that, perhaps.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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Von Bontee
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7 September 2012 - 4.24pm

I suppose so. Personally, I think models are really uninteresting, but whatever...Still, she was the first Beatle wife to get her voice on an album, so that's pretty notable!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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7 September 2012 - 7.17pm

I found it enjoyable. Like most Beatle books, there are a few nuggets worth collecting (and you'll find them you-know-where).
I'm glad she came out with this book. For years I thought, "Well THIS is someone who's got a story to tell."

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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Von Bontee
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7 September 2012 - 7.50pm

I think Yoko (or possibly Linda) is the only Beatle wife I'd definitely care to read a bio of.

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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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