pamela ann miller / pamela des barres / miss pamela
The picture on the right is taken from the documentary "Hotel California: from the Byrds to the Eagles", broadcast on BBC4 television on 2008/11/11.
Miss Pamela, as pictured on the GTO's album.





gto's: permanent damage
    (1969, lp, usa, bizarre 73397 - straight sts 1059) - produced by frank zappa / feat.ian underwood, don preston, roy estrada, jc black, frank zappa

  pamela des barres: i'm with the band - confessions of a groupie
    (1995, cd, usa, warner audio video entertainment) - read by pamela des barres
  tony palmer's film of frank zappa's 200 motels
    (2010, dvd, uk, tony palmer)
  from straight to bizarre
    (2012, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)




  • i'm with the band, confessions of a groupie

    by pamela des barres
        (1988, book, usa, jove)

  • playboy

    (march 1989, magazine, usa)
    • The March 1989 issue of Playboy has a special on Pamela Des Barres.
  • take another little piece of my heart - a groupie grows up

    by pamela des barres
    , book, usa, morrow)

  • i'm with the band, confessions of a groupie

    by pamela des barres
    , book, usa, chicago review press)
    • Re-print of the 1988 book. Updated, and with a new forword (by Dave Navarro)

  • confessions d'une groupie

    by pamela des barres
            (2006, book, france, Úditions le serpent a plumes/le rocher)

    • French edition of "I'm With The Band".

  • let's spend the night together - backstage secrets of rock muses and supergroupies

    by pamela des barres
    , book, usa, chicago review press / a capella)
    • Features Gail Zappa's story.



random notes

2008 12 24

Recently broadcast on BBC2 and BBC4 (2008/11/01): 'Hotel California: LA from the Byrds to the Eagles', a documentary
about how the artists from the Sunset Strip and Laurel Canyon changed the music scene.
The program is all about folk music: The Byrds, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, etceteras.
There's some comments by Pamela Des Barres, a short interview with Mark Volman, and a one second flash that shows Vito Paulekas during the riots, but not a word about the freak scene, the dancers, The Mothers, The Doors, ...
Just the folk scene.

True, I didn't know that C, S, N & Y lived in Laurel Canyon; I didn't know that The Troubadour was the place to be for all the folkies, and I didn't know that the David Geffen (who started The Roxy) was a manager & owned a record company.
Lots of very interesting info & great footage (Linda Rondstadt singing Lowell George's 'Willin' '), but I still have the feeling that there's too much left untold.
A missed opportunity.





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