A rock muse in her own right, Chris O'Dell has led an amazing life, and she tells all about it in her new book: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved. Chris was first invited to work at Apple by Derek Taylor, and soon became a trusted personal assistant and tour manager for some of the most influential musicians of the sixties and seventies. She was also the inspiration for George Harrison's "Miss O'Dell" and Leon Russell's "Pisces Apple Lady." Her book comes out October 6th and promises to give a revealing glimpse to what happened behind the scenes with some of the greatest musicians of that time.
On tour with George Harrison.
Visiting with Maureen Starkey.
Backstage with Mick & Bianca.
Harry Nilsson's wedding.
With Roger McGuinn and Tina Fireston
Lunch (or dinner?) with John Lennon, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, and May Pang.
Pictured here with George. Judging by his hair and clothes, around the time of the White Album. Or Let It Be. I'm not sure. Jeweler, I've failed.
The coveted backstage area with Bob Dylan. Chris is seen in the background (on the phone), busily working away.