Something by Mark R. Elsis

Pattie Boyd

“On first impressions, John seemed more cynical and brash than the others, Ringo the most endearing, Paul was cute, and George, with velvet brown eyes and dark chestnut hair, was the best-looking man I’d ever seen. At the break for lunch I found myself sitting next to him, whether by accident or design I have never been sure. We were both shy and spoke hardly a word to each other, but being close to him was electrifying.”
Pattie Boyd

I have liked The Beatles since first seeing them and hearing their music. On December 10, 1963, a five-minute news story shot in England about the phenomenon of Beatlemania aired on the CBS Evening News. As I watched, I thought in my almost six years, I had never seen such excitement. The young girls were going crazy for them. Then, on its release day, December 26, 1963, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” started to be played on radio stations in New York City. A few weeks later, I watched the first appearance of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, February 9, 1964. I became a fan that evening.

Then, almost three-and-a-half years later, while watching television on Sunday, June 25, 1967, I realized there was someone besides Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali who came out against the Vietnam War in April of 1967 that also believed in peace and love.

On Sunday, June 25, 1967, John Lennon and The Beatles sang, “All You Need Is Love“, on Our World. The Beatles performed the song as the British contribution to Our World, the first live global television show linked via satellite. An estimated 400 to 700 million people around the globe watched the broadcast. I was now a big fan.

It is because of “All You Need Is Love” and the message of love for one another, rather than war, fear, and assassinations, that later in life, I produced and directed a documentary on the life and assassination of John Lennon.

Strawberry Fields: Keeping The Spirit Of John Lennon Alive (1:22:08)
A Film by Mark R. Elsis

Pattie Boyd first met George Harrison in early March of 1964 during the shooting of the film “A Hard Day’s Night“. She was the lead girl in the train scene when John Lennon and The Beatles sang “I Should Have Known Better“.

I knew the inspiration for the song “Something” by George Harrison (with 109 million views as of October 29, 2023) was his wife, Pattie Boyd. I was also well aware that Eric Clapton, a close friend of George, wrote the song “Wonderful Tonight” (Live with 116 million views and Studio with 64 million views as of October 29, 2023) about his soon to be wife, Pattie Boyd.

To be the muse of not just one of the greatest love songs ever but two is incredible.

It was not too long after the assassination of John Lennon. I was driving my taxi, going west on 72nd Street, approaching Park Avenue, when the light at the intersection turned red. I was waiting behind many cars for the light to change when I saw a vision of beauty from afar, with her hand raised. When she realized I was available, she lowered her hand and began to walk toward my taxi.

As she walked closer, there was something exceedingly special about her energy. Each day, I saw countless beautiful women while driving my taxi in Manhattan, but this woman was adorable and enchanting. I didn’t have any idea of who she was.

This gorgeous being got in, sat down, and the exact moment she shut the door, the song “Something” began playing on the radio. She told me her destination, then promptly told me George wrote this song on the back of an envelope like Lincoln supposedly did with the Gettysburg Address. I turned around and said, Pattie, Pattie Boyd? She said yes, I’m Pattie Boyd. I didn’t say anything else while “Something” was playing.

After “Something” had finished, I told her how unbelievably strange it was that, the exact moment you shut the door, the song “Something” started to play. Back then, one heard “Something” every once in a while on the radio. But for Pattie Boyd to sit in my taxi and the instant she does, for “Something” to start playing, is miraculous. She told me that she hadn’t heard it in quite a long time, and after all these years, what a beautiful song it is.

I brought up how incredible it must feel knowing that you were the muse for two of the greatest love songs ever written, “Something” by George Harrison and “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. She forthrightly conversed with me about George and Eric and was genuinely grateful for her part in history.

I told her I wondered a couple of times, what type of woman could bring out that level of genius creativity in two different men?

I then said, I think I now know, and proceeded to tell her how she was instantly enchanting to me from afar, perhaps like no other woman that ever got into my taxi (with the later exception of my gorgeous first wife Hilary, who also flagged my taxi and was a passenger). As you walked closer, I realized that your feminine beauty was captivating, and now that we’ve spent a few minutes together, you are one of the most alluring women I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.

She was flattered, and graciously said thank you for such a sweet compliment.

Before I knew it, we had arrived at her destination. I told her it was truly wonderful to meet you and enjoy your time in Manhattan. She handed me the fare with a generous tip and said it was lovely to have been driven in a comfortable and clean taxi (Peugeot 504) by such a handsome young gentleman.

I find it quite interesting that almost two decades later, I owned and had an excellent website for George Harrison at That was before lawyers for The Beatles stole it from me, even though I had the safe harbor of not making money from it.

The following thirteen paragraphs contain pertinent details about Lovearth Concerts, a massive project I tirelessly worked on and spent a great deal of my own money on over the next few years.

On March 6, 1999, I registered the domain name, During 1998 and 1999, I bought over two hundred domain names to give to top musicians, actors, and actresses for free. All I asked is that they read my groundbreaking article, Rainforests Biodiversity Scale of Destruction, concerning rainforest destruction and the mass species extinctions that were a direct consequence of this atrocity humanity was doing.

I wrote almost all of them a letter (I believe there were 144 letters mailed out) saying that I bought your domain name to protect it from cyber squatters and wanted to give it to you for free. My letter also stated that I was trying to get the top musicians and actors of the world to unite and give up one or two evenings a year to create awareness of the destruction we are causing to Mother Earth. This letter pointed out the preeminent issue facing humanity, the sixth mass extinction, recklessly caused by humans. I implored these musicians to join this project, because if enough of them agreed, dozens of Lovearth Concerts could put on throughout the world yearly to raise consciousness on this most vital issue.

It soon became worse than a nightmare for me. Most lawyers began to slander me as a cybersquatter. These accusations constantly happened even though I did not make any money off these domain names, nor did I ask for any money for the domain names. The truth was the exact opposite. It cost me an enormous amount of money and time to try and create and launch this massive project.

I was driving back to my home on Siesta Key one evening in late 2000, and the radio station I was listening to was playing “Something” by George Harrison. When the song ended, the disc jockey said, I was on earlier today going through all the insightful information, and I suggest all those who are Beatle fans visit this remarkable website. Yes, I had built a great website honoring George.

A few months later, I received a lawsuit from Apple Corps, the corporation The Beatles founded in January 1968. They were suing me for and other Beatle related domain names that I owned, but strangely not for, which I also owned. I developed into the number one website when searched on evil Google for about a decade.

As I just mentioned, The Beatles lawyers literally stole from me in the new Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) arbitration court. This court showed itself as a kangaroo court time and time again. In this Beatle case, as in all my lawsuits, I had the safe harbor of not making money from any domain name or website I owned; yet this recognized standard of law was completely disregarded. This hard lesson taught me about our corrupt judicial system.

On November 29, 2001, my webmaster came to work and told me the bad news. George Harrison had finally died from his cancer. I instantly became sad. But what really pissed me off was the next thing he said to me. was showing a default page of my domain registrar. I couldn’t believe it, but it was true. They stole the great website I had for George, knew he was dying, yet never put up a websites for him so his hundreds of millions of grieving fans could get some comfort when he passed.

I spent the next few hours trying to fix this horrible situation. The first person I called and strongly berated was his Jewish lawyer for not taking care of this, knowing full well George was dying. Long story short, many hours later, I pushed the right buttons in many places to get a web page up for George on

During this same time, I was creating the largest Network of websites in the world, with over one thousand top-level domain names, all relevant to preeminent issues. These websites covered every important subject facing humanity. About half had good enough content to be ranked in the first five on Google, with the best one hundred or so listed as number one or two in searches. I created this with an abundance of my own money and time.

I was trying to raise awareness of our ecological destruction that was creating the sixth mass extinction, yet many celebrities sued me. I had dozens of cases brought before an unjust Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) arbitration court. The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a process established by ICANN for disputes regarding the registration of domain names.

One day, Eagles founder Don Henley called me up and loudly cursed at me for about a minute. Too bad I didn’t record it because it was quite a remarkable profanity-filled rant. I couldn’t get a word in through his nonstop expletives. So, I finally hung up on him. He then sued me in Federal court (this was before the ICANN court). I received the Fed Ex with the court papers the same day I was trying to ascertain for him from another domain broker for 1,295 USD, and I wasn’t making a penny off the deal. I found it rather peculiar behavior from a man who allegedly helped save Walden Woods, the forest around Walden Pond. But evidently, he’s so filled with rage it blinds him from grasping the big picture, and to make matters worse, his lawyer, Jill Pietrini, was the most despicable and malicious I have ever encountered. She was from the Los Angeles-based law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. I have more on her in my upcoming chapter, My Two Meetings With Robin Williams.

As far as I was concerned, these musicians who slandered and sued me were throwing the baby out with the bathwater and were not in the least bit concerned about the most crucial issue facing humanity. I felt sorry for them and all their vicious lawyers ruthlessly attacking me. The case I lost to The Beatles was then conveniently parlayed to slander me by describing me in countless articles as the poster boy for cybersquatting.

What I did find most interesting was Live Earth, an event developed supposedly to combat climate change. The first series of benefit concerts began on July 7, 2007. They brought together more than 150 musical acts in eleven locations throughout Earth and were broadcast to a mass global audience through television, radio, and streamed via the Internet. Yes, it went from Lovearth to Live Earth, but nothing about the most crucial issue facing humanity, the sixth mass extinction, that we were and still are recklessly causing.

Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd – IMDb

Wonderful Today (Book)
by Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd Quotes

A Woman [Patti Boyd] Who Was Married To Two Of The Greatest Rock Stars (7:11)

Taylor Swift Interviews Rock ’n’ Roll Icon Pattie Boyd On Songwriting, Beatlemania, The Power Of Being A Muse, And What It Was Really Like Being Married To Two Of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Biggest Legends Ever.

Pattie Boyd Recalls Poignant Final Meeting With Former Husband George Harrison Shortly Before His 2001 Death
The fashion icon revisits her relationship with Harrison in a lavish new photography book. “Just because things didn’t work out as we planned, it didn’t diminish our love for each other.”
by Jordan Runtagh

Pattie Boyd – Legendary Muse For George Harrison And Eric Clapton – Reframes Her Life In Rock And Roll
Her marriages to a Beatle and a guitar god inspired hits like “Something” and “Layla.” Now she’s sharing her own timeless art with a book of her intimate photographs
by Jordan Runtagh

“I wasn’t really terribly familiar with The Beatles when I met George.
They were just emerging. They certainly weren’t as big as they became later on.
I just knew them as a pop group, and that’s all.
I was keener on George as a man and a person, as opposed to someone in a band.”
Pattie Boyd

Something (3:08)
by George Harrison and The Beatles (George Harrison to Pattie Boyd)
Online since December 15, 2017, with 109 million views as of October 29, 2023.


Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don’t need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me

Don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

You’re asking me will my love grow
I don’t know, I don’t know
You stick around, now it may show
I don’t know, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

by George Harrison

George Harrison began writing “Something” in September 1968, during a session for The Beatles’ self-titled double album, also known as “The White Album”. In his autobiography, I, Me Mine, he recalls working on the melody on a piano, at the same time as Paul McCartney recorded overdubs in a neighbouring studio at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Harrison suspended work on the song, believing that with the tune having come to him so easily, it might have been a melody from another song. In I, Me, Mine, he wrote that the middle eight “took some time to sort out”.

The opening lyric was taken from the title of “Something in the Way She Moves”, a track by Harrison’s fellow Apple Records artist James Taylor. While Harrison imagined the composition in the style of Ray Charles, his inspiration for “Something” was his wife, Pattie Boyd. In her 2007 autobiography, Wonderful Today, Boyd recalls: “He told me, in a matter-of-fact way, that he had written it for me. I thought it was beautiful …” Boyd discusses the song’s popularity among other recording artists and concludes: “My favourite [version] was the one by George Harrison, which he played to me in the kitchen at Kinfauns.”

George Harrison

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The Beatles

John Lennon and The Beatles (395 Videos)
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John Lennon

Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr

Wonderful Tonight (Live Madison Square Garden, New York City 1999) (6:11)
by Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd)
Online since October 26, 2009, with 116 million views as of October 29, 2023.

Wonderful Tonight (3:43)
by Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd)
Online since October 26, 2007, with 64 million views as of October 29, 2023.

Wonderful Tonight

It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight”

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me
And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight”

It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light
I say, “My darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight”

by Eric Clapton

On September 7, 1976, Eric Clapton wrote “Wonderful Tonight” for Pattie Boyd
while waiting for her to get ready to attend Paul and Linda McCartney’s annual Buddy Holly party.

Eric Clapton

“I have led an exceptional life in some ways, yes. I mean, I’ve been very lucky.
I seem to have had a gift for landing in the right place at the right time.”
Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd

The Beatles

The Beatles On The Ed Sullivan Show On Sunday, February 9, 1964

All You Need Is Love (Broadcast Live To All Of Earth On June 25, 1967) (3:48)
by The Beatles

Our World (1967 TV Program)

Strawberry Fields: Keeping The Spirit Of John Lennon Alive (1:22:08)
A Film by Mark R. Elsis

George Harrison

A Hard Day’s Night (1:27:00) (1964)
Over two “typical” days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney’s mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live TV performance.
Director: Richard Lester
Writer: Alun Owen
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr

I Should Have Known Better (Train Scene From A Hard Day’s Night) (2:52)
by The Beatles

Something (3:08)
by George Harrison and The Beatles (George Harrison to Pattie Boyd)
As of September 10, 2023 with 106 million views.

Wonderful Tonight (Live Madison Square Garden, New York City 1999) (6:11)
by Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd)
Online since October 26, 2009, with 116 million views as of October 29, 2023

Wonderful Tonight (3:43)
by Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd)
Online since October 26, 2007, with 64 million views as of October 29, 2023.

Eric Clapton

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“It was great fun to hang around The Beatles. They had amazingly fast minds, and they were incredibly amusing and funny and witty. They were great. There was a very high energy surrounding them.”
Pattie Boyd

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