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However, the term did not become popularized until the late ’60s, thanks to the 1969 Rolling Stone story, with photos by Baron Wolman titled “Manners And Morals: The Groupies.” Soon after the article published, a book by British journalists, Jenny Fabian and Johnny Byrne called In the early days of women flocking to musical men of stature, the bands defined the term "groupie" as more than just a woman who wanted to sleep with a famous man.
Apparently, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant made the distinction.
Kirkus Reviews described it as “A classic account of rampant narcissism among guitar egomaniacs." The New York Times review was more subtle but equally harsh, proclaiming it "The brightest, sexiest, funniest of...
the current outpouring of groupie literature." Despite the harsh reviews, the book did very well, receiving an audio version in 1995 and then reissued as a paperback in 2005.
Pamela Des Barres might be the most famous groupie of all time.
Her 1987 book, I’m With The Band, detailed her experiences as a groupie and blew the hair off half the men in America.
His was originally slated to be a one-time appearance.
The earliest references to the term ‘groupie’ date back to the ‘40s and a Mary Mc Carthy novel.
Michael Philip Des Barres (born 24 January 1948) is a British actor and rock singer.
He is known for playing the recurring role of Murdoc on the television show Mac Gyver and for replacing Robert Palmer in the band Power Station, fronting the band at the 1985 Live Aid concert.
Groupies represented the rock star's dream and every parent's nightmare -- these were young women, often very young, who saw themselves as muses and crucial companions to the bohemian performers they idolized.
The groupie scene flourished in the late '60s and '70s, in the pre-AIDS, anything-goes era, anything went.