Pamela Des Barres


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Pamela Des Barres aka Miss Pamela (born Pamela Ann Miller on September 9, 1948) is a former rock and roll groupie, author, and magazine writer.

Des Barres was born in Reseda, California. Her mother was a housewife and her father worked for Anheuser-Busch and occasionally worked as a gold miner. She idolized the Beatles and Elvis Presley as a child, and fantasized about meeting and dating her favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney.

A high school acquaintaince introduced Pamela to Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, a musician and friend of Frank Zappa. Vliet in turn introduced her to Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, which drew her to the rock music scene on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. She started to spend her tim
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Good Time Girl: Memories of Super Groupie Pamela Des Barres

By Craig McLean





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Pamela Des Barres had the giants of rock’n’roll in the palm of her hand, as her candid memoir reveals.





Happy hour: Pamela Des Barres with Alice Cooper, Los Angeles, 1974.



Happy hour: Pamela Des Barres with Alice Cooper, Los Angeles, 1974. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images





Barely 30 seconds in and Pamela Des Barres has not so much name-dropped as chucked her diary on the table. I com

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“November 18. . . I dig musicians, I feel they have the most to offer me mentally and emotionally because they think basically along the same lines that I do; extremely creative people. Music is Life. As Captain Beefheart once said 'God is a perfect musical note.”
Pamela Des Barres, I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

“I was floating around in the Garden of Eden, thrilled to be a human being at the Human-Be-In, knowing the world could be saved if we loved one another. I was draped in flowers, bestowed upon me by my brothers and sisters. I was laughing, loving, breathing Princess of Peace...”
Pamela Des Barres, I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

“Jimi Hendrix often spoke about being a messenger. His hope was that his music might somehow pierce our hearts and heal our souls. He finally did go so far out that he couldn’t find his way back in, but he did us all a huge favor—he left his music with us.”
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