Courtesy of Pamela Des Barres


The World's Most Famous Groupie on Rock & Roll after #MeToo

“I know people have issues with rock stars. It’s a different kind of lifestyle,” Pamela Des Barres told me confidently over the phone. See, Pamela Des Barres is a rock-and-roll historian, a musician and the world’s most famous groupie. A living legend who became a face of rock’s most dazzling era, Des Barres exalted the word “groupie”—once pejorative—into a badge of honor. Like so many other terms meant to disparage women, Des Barres helped to reclaim the word as one of empowerment.

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