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The Groupie Top 10

Margaret Moser
The list author says: "A spate of books by groupies and rock & roll muses hit bookshelves in 2007. Which are the best and how do they stack up to the old ones?"
I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
"This charming confessional is the ne plus ultra of groupie tell-alls. It wasn't the first but it is the best, a free-spirited romp in and out of rock star beds and told with sense of humor and compassion."
Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies
Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies
"Pamela's latest book takes a kind of alternative sociological approach to the groupie phenomenon by interviewing groupies from a five-decade span. Had she taken more of an academic angle, Pamela Des Barres would be the Margaret Mead of rock courtesans doing a generational study of how the sexual freedom of the Sixties has translated through the decades via music."
Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture
Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture
"While Let's Spend The Night Together falls more into the sociological file, former musician Lisa Rhodes offers a very academic look at groupie by examining the rock subculture. Rhodes' vision of women behind the music scene is all-encompassing but she gets a lot out of concentrating on Oregon groupie Pennie Lane (who inspired Almost Famous)."
Dandelion: Memoir of a Free Spirit
Dandelion: Memoir of a Free Spirit
"The lovely Catherine James escaped an atrocious childhood and was befriended by Bob Dylan, lived with and had a child by Denny Laine, lived Jackson Browne then Mick Jagger, immortalized by John Mayall in “Miss James,” and dallied with many more before pulling her life together (she’s Diane Keaton’s film double)."
Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey
Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey
"Like Pattie Boyd and Catherine James, Bebe Buell is more muse than groupie. Her affair with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler resulted in actress Liv Tyler, who was reaised by Todd Rundgren. Buell also enchanted Elvis Costello and was the toast of Seventies era punk rockers. Not only that, she plays in her own band."
Hollywood Diaries
Hollywood Diaries
"Morgana’s self-published memoirs from her teenage diaries, written during her rise into the shiny ranks of supergroupies along neon-coated Sunset Strip. The unadorned entries are starkly beautiful: no revisionism but youthful fervor attempting sage assessment of a world barely in her grasp."
Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
"Pattie Boyd (formerly Harrison Clapton) stands as the beacon for the greatest song of unrequited love in rock history, "Layla." Married first to George Harrison of the Beatles then Eric Clapton, her tenderly told tale offers the scoop on her not-so-happily-ever-after story."
Faithfull: An Autobiography
Faithfull: An Autobiography
"Marianne Faithfull went from being the epitome of well-bred English beauty to the pits of addiction, while creating hits like "As Tears Go By." She's got her own chapter in Rolling Stones' lore and got the whiskey inflection to tell it all. A smart, funny, and enormously talented woman."
Body Count
Body Count
"This wasn't the first "groupie" tell-all, Groupie by Jenny Fabian is. Oddly, the author - whose groupie claim to fame was sleeping with Paul McCartney - doesn't come across as a groupie at all. Still the book is an interesting memoir of sexually liberated young woman in the late Sixties."
Plaster Caster
Plaster Caster
"So it's a DVD and not a book, big deal - few women ever approached groupiedom with as artistic an eye as Cynthia Plaster Caster. This gem of documentary is as much as it is funny, not to mention revealing."