This previously unpublished photograph of Pattie Boyd was taken by John d Green at his Kensington studio for Birds of Britain on 25 August 1966. She was 22 at the time of the session. This is one of the many unpublished images that are appearing in The Big Book of Birds of Britain, published by Ormond Yard Press in 2017.

Patricia Anne “Pattie” Boyd is an English model, photographer and author. She was the first wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton. In August 2007, she published her autobiography Wonderful Tonight. Her photographs of Harrison and Clapton, titled Through the Eye of a Muse, have been exhibited in Dublin, Sydney, Toronto, Moscow, London and throughout the United States.

She began her fashion career in 1962, modeling in London, New York and Paris. She was photographed by David Bailey and Terence Donovan and appeared on the cover of the UK and Italian editions of Vogue magazine in 1969.

At the time of the Birds of Britain session, Pattie Boyd was the wife of Beatle George Harrison. The pair met on the set of the 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night” where Harrison asked her for a date. The couple were married two years later and it was Boyd, through her interest in Eastern mysticism, who later introduced the Beatles to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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