In the early 1960s The Beatles had become one of the most popular bands on the planet. The Fab Four’s fame was quickly skyrocketing and the release of their first film, A Hard Day’s Night, made them even more popular. On the set of the movie, George Harrison met Pattie. At the time, Pattie was an enormous cultural influence in the 1960s. The model and photographer epitomised the style of British women in the decade and constantly acted as a muse for her husbands, George and Eric Clapton. Her experience as a wife of a Beatle wasn’t always pleasant, however.
During an interview with pop star Taylor Swift in 2018, Pattie spoke fondly of her time with George in the early days of their relationship.
However, she did recall bad experiences during Beatlemania – the ecstatic frenzy of The Beatles’ fans, most of whom were young girls and women.
Pattie said: “In my first experience, I found it absolutely terrifying.
“I got to see the Beatles play at a theatre in London, and George told me that I should leave with my friends before the last number.
“So before the last song, we…