Taylor Swift Calls Pattie Boyd Her “Forever Lady Crush” Following Personal Interview

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Taylor Swift serves as an inspiration to countless fans all over the globe and now the singer sits down to chat with a woman who inspires her: Pattie Boyd. Taylor graces the August cover of Harper’s Bazaar and in the issue, the “Delicate” singer interviews Pattie, a woman she calls her “forever lady crush.”

“When I finished reading Pattie Boyd’s incredible memoir Wonderful Tonight, I felt inspired and intrigued,” Taylor shares on Instagram. “I wanted to ask her about her life, sit down and talk about all things 1960’s London, Beatlemania, and how it felt to be on the other side of songwriting: the side of the muse. So that’s what we did, and she is now my forever lady crush. Thank you @harpersbazaarus for this opportunity.”

The in-depth interview has Taylor asking Pattie what it was like being the muse to her musician husbands George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Pattie, who inspired the hits “Something” by the Beatles, and “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric, reveals that it wasn’t always an easy life.

“Living in London with George, there were so many fans every day, it became impossible to leave the flat,” she shares. “In my first experience [of Beatlemania], I found it absolutely terrifying. I got to see the Beatles play at a theater in London, and George told me that I should leave with my friends before the last number. So before the last song, we got up from our seats and walked toward the nearest exit door, and there were these girls behind me. They followed us out, and they were kicking me and pulling my hair and pushing us all the way down this long passageway.”

Despite the struggles of being married to famous musicians, Taylor notes that Pattie “take[s] ownership of the past, and not just the good parts.” She then asks the famous muse for advice on how to look back on her own life with the same clarity, wisdom, and peace that Pattie embodies.

“You have to remember that nothing remains the same. It’s always going to change. The whole world keeps changing, we keep changing, things in our lives keep changing. Nothing remains the same. If you’re happy or you’re sad, it’s not going to last forever,” she advises. “You just have to keep remembering that.”

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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