Hello. Woke up to a blanket of snow this morning, some of it had blown into deep drifts. I woke at 4am, because I went to bed at 10 last night, six hours is about right for me. I made a coffee and went back to bed to drink it, and finish the last few pages of a book. My sleeping partner decided to have a lie in.
It is well documented that fans often threw themselves at their pop idols, we saw it on the TV screens. I wasn't aware at the time, (being young and naive), just how endemic sleeping around really was. In the book Pattie shares her heartbreak at having to share her husbands with whoever made a play for them. She did join them on tour sometimes but it was too painful to watch. The drugs and alcohol were also a problem. She joined in with them on many occasions, but eventually saw what it was doing to everyone around her.
So, fast forward, two broken marriages and one failed relationship, and she has rebuilt her own life. I wouldn't have wanted to go through half of what she has been through. It must have been very exciting at times, but oh so destructive.
It's a good read if you were growing up in the sixties and followed the pop scene. Penny Junor is a renowned author and biographer. It's packed with drama, and documents how Pattie Boyd survived her whirlwind of a life.
Thanks for popping in, enjoy your snowy Sunday, we'll catch up soon.