Jennifer Juniper (The woman behind the song)

Who do Rock Stars love to date? Why Models of Course and Donovan leitch was no exception. In 1968 Donovan released the single Jennifer Juniper from the Hurdy Gurdy man album and hit #26 on the North American charts, the song itself is 2:40 seconds of pure mirth but it sticks in your head when you hear it and is one of those songs that just won’t go away. But who is Jennifer Juniper?
She is a very interesting character in the world of music, Jennifer Juniper is Jenny Boyd and if the name sounds familiar that is because she is the sister of Pattie Boyd the former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton and the inspiration for the song Layla that I wrote about in an earlier article. Jenny was also at one time married to Mick Fleetwod of Fleetwood Mac Fame and of course was the sister-in-law of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
Jenny’s real name Helen Mary Boyd and was born in 1947, she was a fashion model in London during the swinging 60’s where she met Donovan and dated him for a short period and attended the training session’s with the Beatles at the residence in India of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in ’68. She married Mick Fleetwood not once but twice and divorced him both times and she was also married to the drummer Ian Wallace of the prog Rock band King Crimson(I guess she had a thing for drummers). In the late ’80’s she earned a PH.D. in Psychology from from UCLA and is now a clinical consultant and an author having written a book about  music and psychology called ‘Musicians in Tune”. Today Jennifer Juniper Resides quietly in London England.

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