Pattie Boyd Reveals She Wanted Royalties From Eric Clapton’s Hits
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Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of the icon Eric Clapton, revealed that she wanted royalties over some of his greatest hits as part of their divorce settlement.
Looking back, the love story between Clapton, the Beatles icon George Harrison, and his wife, Boyd was one of the biggest stories in the music history. Clapton did not prevent from falling in love with her, although she was married to Harrison at that time.
After her divorce with Harrison, Clapton married Boyd but it has been short-lived. Some of the greatest hits of both Harrison and Clapton were inspired by Boyd. One of it includes “Layla.” During a recent interview, Boyd half-jokingly said that she asked for royalties knowing that she was the inspiration behind that song during their divorce filing.
However, Clapton denied to do so with his former wife. Boyd then added that that’s the reason why she still have to write books to earn a living. Although, she could’ve had a more comfortable life if she had given royalties on that song. Boyd’s statement about asking for royalties to the song, “I asked for that in my divorce, and he said, ‘Are you kidding?’ That’s why I have to write books.”