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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

by Pamela Des Barres
Foreword by Dave Navarro

Chicago Review Press | October 28, 2005 | Trade Paperback

I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie is rated 4 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: October 28, 2005

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1556525893

ISBN - 13: 9781556525896

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from No sir, no decade holds a candle to the sixties I personally am a fan of the sixties, I have always felt i belonged then more than now. This book drew me closer to the rock stars thats I wish I could have met in their prime. However, the writing skills are not the best. I still have to read her other two books, and i do not doubt that it is a lot better from more experience. All in all it is a great book to read and i recommend it to everybody who can handle the trippy, crazy times of the sixties.
Date published: 2011-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A time portal back to the 60's I am currently reading this book and have so far been very happy with it. It is a great read if you have an interest and are drawn to the 60's. I have always been intrigued by this time period because the music scene was booming and frankly I feel music died a long time ago. It gives a great inside look at the many adventures Pamela came upon. It really makes you want to jump inside the book and become apart of the action and events that were going on at the time. The night life, the sex, the drugs, the music. Yet putting all that aside, it shows readers that groupies back then were not just all about that, the music ment something to them as well. Pamela became very good friends and made connections with amazing composers, musicians, etc, such as Robert Plant, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, and more. Pamela herself was a very unique woman. After reading, No One Get's Out Here Alive" a bio on Jim Morrison, it influenced me to read more about this time period. "I'm with the Band" is almost like going into a time machine. It gives the reader a chance to become apart of a time and age that will never return.
Date published: 2010-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A time portal back to the 60's I am currently reading this book and have so far been very happy with it. It is a great read if you have an interest and are drawn to the 60's. I have always been intrigued by this time period because the music scene was booming and frankly I feel music died a long time ago. It gives a great inside look at the many adventures Pamela came upon. It really makes you want to jump inside the book and become apart of the action and events that were going on at the time. The night life, the sex, the drugs, the music. Yet putting all that aside, it shows readers that groupies back then were not just all about that, the music ment something to them as well. Pamela became very good friends and made connections with amazing composers, musicians, etc, such as Robert Plant, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, and more. Pamela herself was a very unique woman. After reading, No One Get's Out Here Alive" a bio on Jim Morrison, it influenced me to read more about this time period. "I'm with the Band" is almost like going into a time machine. It gives the reader a chance to become apart of a time and age that will never return.
Date published: 2010-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A behind the scenes look Pamela Des Barres reminisces about her past in, “I’m With The Band”, and is in now way whatsoever sleazy. This is a backstage look at way back when with bands of the time and what it was like back then. If you enjoyed the movie “Almost Famous” then this may be up your alley. This is a rare look at the past and a must read for a music lover. It was a very different time, which really comes out in her writings.
Date published: 2006-07-05

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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

by Pamela Des Barres
Foreword by Dave Navarro

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: October 28, 2005

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1556525893

ISBN - 13: 9781556525896

About the Book

Pamela Des Barres was the "Sweetheart of Rock," the reigning queen of L.A.Us wild music scene. A hopeful romantic and the ultimate star-chaser, she lived life in the fast lane. Now she tells everything.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

"A must-read for all lovers of great music and men."  —Playgirl