Pattie Boyd & Henry Diltz @ The City Winery (September 21)

Monday night, I was at The City Winery for "Behind The Lens: Up Close and Personal with Henry Diltz & Pattie Boyd".

Photographer Henry Diltz began the evening showing his amazing photograph works of musical groups and musicians – such as The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Mama Cass Elliott, The Doors, James Taylor, The Hollies, The Lovin' Spoonful, Jimi Hemdrix, Paul McCartney, etc…

Really an amazing documentation of the music scene during the 1960's & 1970's – including photographs from Woodstock.

I'd seen his work before and really liked it – but, the stories that accompanied the photos were very interesting to me. There were stories that I'd never heard before – and I thought I'd read up quite a bit about that musical time period. But, these were new stories for me.

After a short intermission, Patti Boyd's portion began with clips of commericals, magazine layouts, films ("Hard Day's Night") and personal photographs she appeared in – all done to a soundtrack of The Beatles' "Something" and Derek & The Dominos' "Layla". Songs that had been written about her by George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

Once Pattie took the stage, she spent about an hour showing personal photographs she'd taken over the years of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood and others. With each photo, she shared a story behind the image on the screen. She spent the early stages of the presentation showing photos and magazine layouts of her modeling work – including discussing working with famed photographer David Bailey. As the evening went on, she talked about being married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

I enjoyed both presentation very much. Not only for the historical documentation of the music scene – but, because both speakers were very relaxed and funny onstage.

The things both of them saw, photographed and participated in is quite remarkable.