I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

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Chicago Review Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. She traveled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. As a member of the GTO's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell-all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.
 

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

A kiss and tell memoir from the foremost groupie ever to grace the music scene. Miss P. gives an account of her life from her teenage years and on through the sixties and seventies and lets you in on ... Read full review

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User Review  - AmeKole - LibraryThing

I could not make it through this book. It is an actual account of her life in the rock and roll scene. The details are excruciating, and I just ended up not caring about anyone, as they were all so ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
v
Foreword
9
Prelude
11
1 Let Me Put It In It Feels All Right
13
2 The Time to Hesitate Is Through
43
3 Have You Ever Been Experienced?
75
4 Sweetheart of the Rodeo
105
5 Every Inch of My Love
137
7 Dedicated Follower of Fashion
199
8 I Met Him on a Monday and My Heart Stood Still
229
9 Take My Hand Take My Whole Life Too
259
Epilogue
291
Last Will and Testament 1965
301
PS
303
Sound as Ever
307
Copyright

6 Its a Gas Gas Gas
167

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About the author (2005)

Pamela Des Barres is the author of Let's Spend the Night Together and Take Another Little Piece of My Heart. A spokesperson for her generation, she is an authority on classic rock and the freewheelin' rock 'n' roll lifestyle. She has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and many other magazines.

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