ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Players: Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd and George Harrison

What went down: If rock 'n' roll myths are to be believed, Pattie Boyd is responsible for many a hit tune. Most notably, perhaps, "Layla" by Eric Clapton. The song was cut in 1970 and released on Derek and the Dominos' "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs." At the time, Clapton was believed to be infatuated with Boyd, whom Harrison had met while filming "A Hard Day's Night" and later married. Boyd rebuffed Clapton's advances, although the two were friends, and when her relationship with Harrison went south, Clapton and Boyd's friendship became a romance. One problem: Clapton, according to many accounts from Boyd, was struggling with illegal substances at the time, and the artist's refusal to seek help is one reason the relationship ultimately fell apart. However, while married to Boyd, Clapton had numerous affairs, even having a daughter with Yvonne Kelly while married to Boyd. The pair divorced in 1989. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
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