Anyone who says that if you remember the sixties you weren’t really there has clearly not met Jenny Boyd.
Jenny was not only there, she practically WAS the sixties and she remembers it all in graphic detail.
On Friday (November 7) she will be a guest at Wimborne Literature Festival and in an interview at Gulliver’s Bookshop by Dorset-based writer and journalist Jeremy Miles will be recalling her extraordinary life.
It’s quite a story. Together with her older sister Pattie Boyd, Jenny became a leading teenage model at the height of swinging London, photographed by David Bailey for Vogue and idolised by the Carnaby Street set.
Thanks to Pattie, who married them both, she was the sister-in-law of Beatle George Harrison and then guitarist Eric Clapton. During the 1967 summer of love she was in San Francisco.
The following year she was back in London working at the Beatles’ Apple Boutique and travelling to India with John, Paul, George and Ringo to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Meanwhile Donovan wrote Jennifer Juniper for her.
She went on to marry her teenage sweetheart Mick Fleetwood, drummer with Fleetwood Mac… twice and the late Ian Wallace, drummer variously with King Crimson, Bob Dylan and Crosby Stills and Nash…once.
Then in a change of direction she studied for a PhD in psychology and became a clinical consultant specialising in the study of the creative process among musicians and artists. She analysed this theme in her book It’s Not Only Rock ’n’ Roll
Jenny, who is now married to an architect, also runs regular therapeutic clinics for life development.
She will be talking about all this and much more during her Literature Festival appearance at Gulliver’s Bookshop in Wimborne High Street at 7.00pm on Friday (Nov 7).