Rocker Eric Clapton's second wife PATTIE BOYD still regrets not inviting late rocker John Lennon to their wedding.

The couple married on 27 March 1979 and devastated Lennon by spurning him, but inviting all of his fellow Beatles, ROLLING STONES MICK JAGGER and BILL WYMAN, and a reunited Cream. Lennon - who was shot dead in 1980 - later complained he would have attended the ceremony if he'd been asked.

Boyd explains, "I did feel remorseful afterwards that I hadn't invited John to our wedding party.

"But I knew he wouldn't come. He was living in America at the time and the authorities were threatening not to allow him back in if he left the country."

01/09/2004 09:03