The Importance of Groupies to Rock N Roll

This week we delve into the world of groupies with music journalist and all around amazing gal Erica Campbell. We cover everything from the heyday of groupies in the late 60s to 70s focusing heavily on the queen of groupies herself Pamela Des Barres to what it means to be a groupie in the modern world. Are all women who are involved in music really groupies? We unpack that sentiment. From the dolls of the 70s to Alexa Chung coining leaning into the term “professional groupie” to the girls on MySpace letting their Warped Tour hero boytoys lead them to the power and fame they so rightfully deserve, groupies come in all shapes and sizes. Join us for an incredible discussion into what it really means to be a groupie.

!!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we’ve picked up and sited kindly for you below!

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This episode would be nothing without Muses Podcast and Pamela Des Barres’ book I’m With The Band

Alexa Chung For Harper’s Bazaar UK October 2011

Alexa Chung Explains How to Date a Rock Star — The Cut 2013

Alexa Chung: There are many modern versions of Pamela Des Barres’ Sixties groupie — The Independent 2009


The World’s Most Famous Groupie on Rock & Roll after #MeToo – Playboy 2018

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The Tragic Love Life of Ryan Ross: Part 2

Hanna Beth Invented the Influencer – Paper Mag 2019

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