A journey beyond the Muse
By Jenny Boyd
March 2020 | £16.99 | Hardback Original | Urbane Publications
“The beautifully poignant story of a partner, mother, friend, and truly inspirational woman.” Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac
· She was a model during the ‘Swinging 60s’
· Sister in law to George Harrison and Eric Clapton
· Travelled with The Beatles
· Married to Mick Fleetwood – twice
Jenny Boyd’s extraordinary life is the stuff of novels and movies. It has been peopled by luminaries from Princess Diana to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; legendary bands from The Beatles to Fleetwood Mac; and set in exotic locations from Kenya, London, to India. She inspired Donovan’s famous song Jennifer Juniper and was a top fashion model, alongside her sister Pattie, in “Swinging London” at its trendy epicentre in Carnaby Street.
- a unique front row seat to the seminal events and the people who defined a generation and continue to impact us today
- a moving story of an extraordinary life as a young woman went from the anxieties and dreams of a girl coming-of-age to womanhood and claiming her true self
She was perfectly matched to the spirit of her generation. She was drawn to San Francisco during “Summer of Love”, was a friend to Hippies and Hell’s Angels, and rubbed elbows with Jefferson Airplane and Ravi Shankar at The Monterrey Pop Festival. Jenny later travelled with sister Pattie and The Beatles on their famous trip to Rishikesh, India to meditate with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Back in London, Jenny ran The Beatles’ first retail store “Apple”, and then her own boutique “Juniper”, with sister, Pattie. Jenny married Mick Fleetwood; they had two daughters, Amelia and Lucy. Jenny accompanied the band from their early gigs together in rural England to Los Angeles and as they rose to
international fame. The constant touring, coupled with drug and alcohol abuse, led to heartbreak and divorce.
About the Author
Jenny Boyd continues to be a sought-after speaker on the subject of musicians, culture, and creativity. Jenny appears in the documentaries: Beatles, Hippies and Hells Angels and It Was Fifty Years Ago Today…Sgt. Pepper and Beyond. She was interviewed for a BBC one-hour radio program aired in August A Day in The Life: The Beatles in Bangor. Jenny has lectured on musicians and creativity at Michigan State University and has appeared on radio programs across the US and in the UK. Jenny divides her time between London, where she lives with her architect husband, and Los Angeles with her extended family (including Mick Fleetwood), her children, and grandchildren. Find out more at www.thejennyboyd.com