Now that’s a love triangle

For the first time, Pattie Boyd speaks about her relationships with George Harrison (he wrote “Something” for her) and Eric Clapton (he wrote “Layla” for her).

As Eric walked through the door George handed him a guitar and amp – as an 18th Century gentleman might have handed his rival a sword – and for two hours, without a word, they dueled. The air was electric and the music exciting.

At the end, nothing was said but the general feeling was that Eric had won. He hadn’t allowed himself to get riled or to go in for instrumental gymnastics as George had. Even when he was drunk, his guitar-playing was unbeatable.