As a female writer, self-confessed groupie and lover of rock music this is one gig I had to attend and in the name of Robert Plant's tight leather trousers I'm glad I did!This is the lady who has pulled Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Michael Des Barres and Jim Morrisson and has all the tales to tell in her cult status book and my bible 'I'm With The Band'.Pamela Des Barres (formerly Miller) was born in the right place at the right time.She came into the world as a California native, in the amazing 60's. Then a friend of hers introduced her to Captain Beefheart, the first real live "rock star" she ever met.
She has written 3 other books, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up, Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon and Carved in Rock.
She loved rock 'n' roll from the moment she saw Elvis Presly. She had fallen for rock stars, and, well wanted to please them. She slept with rockstars such as Jim Morrison, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Noel Redding, and Mick Jagger, among others.
She had an all girl band, one of the first all girl rock bands, the GTO's.
This is the residence of Pamela Des Barres, the world’s most famous groupie and the first woman to actively celebrate that distinction, audaciously repelling its prejudicial associations and instead redefining groupie culture as a mutual celebration between artists and fans, occasionally involving sex. Among her lovers, Pamela counts some of rock and roll’s most influential players, including Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger and Keith Moon.
She got high with Jim Morrison, confided in Gram Parsons and she fronted an all-girl band—The GTOs—under the tutelage of Frank Zappa, all the while, fastidiously maintaining a collection of richly-detailed diaries that would eventually inform her bestselling debut, That book not only shattered commercial estimates, but it cast Pamela as a celebrity in her own right, seeing her featured on television, radio and magazines.