When George Harrison and my sister, Pattie Boyd, invited me to join them in India, along with the rest of The Beatles and their wives, I asked: ‘How can I ever repay you?’ George replied, ‘Just be yourself.’.
‘Being herself’ took Jenny on an incredible journey through modelling, family, and Rock and Roll survival into a new life of stability and achievement. Jennifer Juniper is her candid look back at the good times and the bad.
“An observer at the very heart of the starriest of rock scenes.”
NINA MYSKOW, SUNDAY TIMES
“A wise and honest account.”
LIZ HOGGARD, DAILY MAIL
“An extraordinary life, living so close to the creative flow.”
“Vivid, anxious and sometimes hilarious.”
JIM FARBER, THE GUARDIAN
“She’s a gifted writer, and shares this extraordinary tale with warmth and grace.”
“The beautifully poignant story of a partner, mother, friend and truly inspirational woman.”
As an up-and-coming young model, Jenny found herself at the heart of Carnaby Street in London, immersed in the fashion and pop culture of the Swinging 60s. With boyfriend Mick Fleetwood, sister Pattie, George Harrison and the rest of the Beatles, she lived the London scene. But as a natural ‘Flower Child’, Jenny soon became part of the counter-culture in San Francisco during the Flower Power era, witnessing the Summer of Love; she was the inspiration for Donovan’s famous song, Jennifer Juniper, and her photograph was featured inside the box set of his eponymous album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden.
After working in The Beatles shop, Apple, the first of its kind, Jenny attended Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in India to study meditation with her sister and the Beatles, witnessing their creativity and the genesis of songs that would later appear on the White Album.
Despite being attuned to the spiritual bloom and innocence of the 60s, Jenny also experienced first-hand the turmoil and decadence of the 70s and 80s. Her two marriages to Mick Fleetwood, founder member of Fleetwood Mac, brought her to the forefront of the world of rock and roll – and its fame, money, drugs and heartache. Struggling in the darkness to find and develop her own voice and identity, Jenny went to college, achieving a Masters in Counseling Psychology followed by a Ph.D in Humanities - her dissertation on musicians and creativity became the critically-acclaimed book Musicians in Tune.
Jenny has spent her life in the company of some of the greatest musical and cultural influencers of the last 50 years – and the journey she takes to finding her own sense of self and creative ability makes Jennifer Juniper a truly captivating and inspiring story.