Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm With the Band


It’s always about being at the right place at the right time isn’t it? For Pamela Ann Miller, who lived a freewheelin’, rock and rollin’ life to be envied, it was Los Angeles in the 1960’s. Walking down the streets of Sunset Boulevard and hanging out in Laurel Canyon and the Riot House, she became known as Miss Pamela, a member of The GTO's and super groupie extraordinaire. Not only did she set out to meet all the rock stars she idolized, from The Beatles to Jim Morrison to Led Zeppelin (to name but a few), but she became a friend to many of them and so much more. I highly recommend her book I’m With the Band, which paints a perfectly honest picture of a girl in love with rock and roll and the people who made this wonderful music. What separates Miss Pamela from the other groupies is that there is actually a brain behind that pretty face, a big heart with a rock and roll soul. She comes across as a sweet, funny, honest, friendly girl who wears her heart on her sleeve.









With Frank Zappa and The GTO's.


With The Flying Burrito Brothers, lucky Miss Pamela is in between Gram and Chris.


With Jimmy Page.


On the lap of Alice Cooper.


With Keith Moon, and a Pete Townshend thrown in for good measure.


With Michael Des Barres.


And with The Beatles. She actually got to meet each one individually. Bumped into George a few times out and about LA, met Ringo on the set of Zappa's movie 200 Motels, Keith introduced her to John during "the lost weekend," and met Paul during an after concert party.


2 comments:

  1. i read her book & loved it!
    -jane

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  2. Miss Pamela is my favourite, she's such a sweetheart! and her books are great, i'm reading Let's spend the night together and it's just amazing

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