What does it really mean to party like a rock star?
On The Dinner Party podcast, I turned the WGN Radio A1 studio into a British pub to welcome Pattie Boyd (photographer, author and first wife to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton), Carinthia West (Rolling Stones photographer, working on a documentary) and Henry Diltz, often recognized as one of the great music photographers of this century. Over quintessential savory pies and bangers and mash made by Chef Art Jackson and his wife Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson from the Pleasant House Bakery, along with lots of Guinness, Pattie, Carinthia and Henry share great stories from the 1960s and 1970s rock era, and comment on just how much has changed in today's celebrity world.
We also talk about the ravages of fame, Jackson Brown, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison's creative process, if Pattie regretted leaving George for Eric Clapton and, of course, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Click here to listen to the podcast, a British invasion of sorts.
Photographs from Pattie Boyd, Carinthia West and Henry Diltz can be seen at the Hilton Asmus Gallery in Chicago or at HiltonAsmusfoto.com .