BOOK REVIEW: JENNIFER JUNIPER; A JOURNEY BEYOND THE MUSE

SixtyPlus Surfers - Simon Fine

If you have ever wondered which girl was the inspiration for the beautiful love song Jennifer Juniper, the answer is here. At the time, the legendary folk singer Donovan had a crush on Jenny Boyd who was a model based in Carnaby Street. Her introduction to the world of pop music came through her sister Pattie, who was dating George Harrison at the time…

THE JOURNEY OF JENNIFER JUNIPER, BEYOND THE MUSE WITH JENNY BOYD

Songwriter - Paul Zollo

Most people who live a life like the one she’s led don’t write books. They’re too busy living. But Jenny Boyd never played by the rules. When she and her sister Pattie Boyd started modeling in London, she never took it seriously enough to even learn the slinky catwalk walk the models all walked. Instead, she would dance. And because her dance was joyous, and she was beautiful, that worked perfectly.

FROM LSD TO PHD, A ROCK ’N’ ROLL LIFE IN ANALYSIS

Filter Books - Lois Wilson

Jenny Boyd, the younger sister of Pattie Boyd ad Donovan’s muse, tells her coming of age tale. It’s a typical rise-fall-rise narrative arc, although her life events are atypical. Her sister married a Beatle, of course, and as a model Jenny was at the centre of ‘60s Swinging London.

‘IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK’: BEHIND THE STAR-STUDDED LIFE OF A RUCK STAR’S WIFE

The Guardian - Jim Farber

Jenny Boyd has two words for anyone who ever fantasized about marrying a rich and famous rock star. “Watch out,” she said, with a laugh. “It’s not what you think.” She should know. In the 70s, Boyd married Mick Fleetwood twice, first in a stretch between 1970 and 1976, and then, for a fraught year between 1977 and 78, each resulting in feelings of loneliness, jealousy, rage and, ultimately, a total loss of identity. “If you’re going to be with someone who’s clearly an artist, who’s deeply dedicated to what they do, then you need something that you’re passionate about,” she said. “Otherwise, you’re just an extension of someone else’s dream.

JENNY IN WONDERLAND: JENNY BOYD’S JOURNEY OUT OF THE SWINGING 60S AND COCAINE 70S WITH THE BEATLES, FLEETWOOD MAC AND CHAMPAGNE

Echoes - John Dilberto

Rock music books by people who weren’t musicians, but were on the fringes of a music scene, generally don’t interest me. But Jenny Boyd’s memoir, Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse, caught my attention. Part of it was because she wrote a really good book back in 1992, Musicians in Tune: 75 Contemporary Musicians Discuss the Creative Process, in which she interviewed dozens of musicians about their art.

AUTHOR JENNY BOYD: "I WOULD LIKE TO INSPIRE A MOVEMENT THAT ENCOURAGES CREATIVITY WITHIN ALL OF US"

Authority Magazine - Ming S. Zhao

Jenny Boyd has been on a journey of introspection since the time she had a front row view of the Swinging ‘60’s in London. Raised in Kenya, she, along with her sister Pattie, were among London’s top fashion models and witnessed the evolving British music scene first hand. As Beatle George Harrison’s sister-in-law (and later Eric Clapton’s as well), Jenny accompanied The Beatles on their well-documented trip to India to study meditation, worked in The Beatles’ London shop Apple, helped run a clothing boutique in San Francisco’s North Beach during the momentous “Flower Power” era and became part of the chaotic 1970’s travelling circus that was Fleetwood Mac while married to the band’s Mick Fleetwood (twice).

'WHY I'VE TURNED MY BACK ON ROCK 'N' ROLL RELATIONSHIPS'; JENNY BOYD...THE 60S MODEL DESCRIBES WHAT MADE HER RETHINK LOVE

Daily Mail - Liz Hoggard

When former Sixties model and muse, Jenny Boyd first met her husband of 23 years, architect David Levitt OBE, on a walking holiday in Nepal, he had no idea who she was. ‘He’d just about heard of the Beatles and that was it,’ she laughs delightedly. ‘It was lovely him not knowing about rock music.’

You sense it was a refreshing change for Boyd, then 49, who had been at the heart of the music scene in the 1960s and 1970s. The singer Donovan wrote the 1968 hit song Jennifer Juniper for her.

ICONIC MUSICIANS REVEAL THE SOURCE OF THEIR CREATIVITY BY DR. JENY BOYD & HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN

Innocent Words - Greg Williams

In Jenny Boyd’s recently reprinted paperback book It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (John Blake Publishing, 2013), iconic musicians reveal the source of their creativity. Boyd is well-qualified to tackle such an intriguing topic with a Ph. D. in Human Behavior, ties to the music world’s elite (sister-in-law of Beatle George Harrison, former wife of Mick Fleetwood), and immersion in the culture of Haight-Ashbury in 1967. Despite the psychoanalytical theme, the book is an easy, informative read. A question is posed; numerous artists provide answers, their insights garnered from 75 interviews conducted between 1987 and 1991.

MINDFULNESS, MUSICIANS AND THE CREATIVE FLOW

Huffington Post - Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely and unique Jenny Boyd, author of It's Not Only Rock'n'Roll: Iconic Musicians Reveal The Source of Their Creativity. Jenny was a model with her sister Pattie Boyd in the psychedelic 60's. The two of them where known as the original, "Apple Music Girls," living in an exciting time of music, and exotic travels. Her sister married George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. Jenny was married to Mick Fleetwood and drummer Ian Wallace. She also spent time in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles, Beach Boys and Prudence Farrow. Jenny has lived an extraordinary life living so close to the creative flow and has authored an wonderful book on creativity by interviewing 75 iconic musicians and singer songwriters about their work.

“IT’S NOT ONLY ROCK ’N’ ROLL”

Huffington Post - Jenny Boyd, Ph.D

Mick Fleetwood once said that the first time he saw me walking back from school in Notting Hill Gate he knew I was the girl he was going to marry. We were both 16 and it was the summer of '64. The first time I saw him play at Brentwood Town Hall, I felt as though I'd been plugged into an electric socket. Listening to rhythm and blues, being part of the audience and feeling the exchange of energy between musicians and the crowd, was something that would inspire me for many years to come. But I didn't know I would write a book about it!

JENNY BOYD DISCUSSES UPDATED BOOK ON CREATIVE PROCESS WITH INSIGHTS FROM MUSIC LEGENDS.

Write on Music - Donald Gibson

London was swinging. Rock ‘n’ roll had entered one of its most vibrant and visionary phases, with the latest hits by such bands as the Kinks, Cream, and of course the Beatles now reflecting a progressive amalgam of youth-culture adventurism and sonic sophistication.

“IT’S NOT ONLY ROCK ’N’ ROLL” HITS THE MARK WITH SUCH PERSONAL QUOTES.

Goldmine Magazine - Mike Greenblatt

Ringo Starr was a sick kid. Constantly bed-ridden and/or hospitalized with peritonitis, and then as a teenager with tuberculosis, he amused himself by banging on any available surface.

Keith Richards, while onstage, used to think, “what are you looking at me for? [I’m just a] damn old junkie hacking away at the guitar.”

HOW TO BE CREATIVE WITH DR. JENNY BOYD AT WHITSTABLE LIBRARY

Canterbury Times - Anita Carter

Do you want to be more creative in your life? Think creativity is for others and not for you? Having lived amongst musicians for many years, surrounded by creativity, but never feeling creative herself, Jenny Boyd Ph.d has spent the last 30 years exploring the creative process, speaking to hundreds of talented musicians and artists, and will share the tips and advice she has learned during her studies.

JENNY BOYD - SEARCHING FOR THE SOURCE

First Fret - Dan Forte

Dr. Jenny Boyd is founder and director of Spring Workshops, “organizing psychotherapeutic groups for people i need of personal development.” She is also the “Jennifer” who inspired Donovan’s “Jenifer Juniper.”.

Liker her sister Pattie, Jenny became a model in swinging-‘60s London. Pattie married ad divorced both Beatle George Harrison and Eric Clapton: Jenny married and divorced Mick Fleetwood twice, then married and divorced another great drummer, the late Ian Wallace

ROCK MUSE HEADLINES BOOK FESTIVAL

Whitstable Literary Festival - Jamie Bullen

Visiting a book festival might hardly sound ruck ’n’ roll for some, but bookworms heading to WhitLit this year will meet a woman who married star drummer Mick Fleetwood and interviewed legendary musicians such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Keith Richards.

Sixties model Jenny Boyd has spent most of her life rubbing shoulders with iconic rock stars.


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