Sunday, October 02, 2005

Rock groupie's bra honors the King, for a good cause

The Seattle Times: Living: Rock groupie's bra honors the King, for a good cause

Legendary rock 'n' roll groupie Pamela Des Barres has arrived in town to hang out with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant; to sign copies of her just reissued bed-and-tell-all book (now with a foreword by Dave Navarro); and to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The groupie, you see, has survived the disease.

The petite, flame-haired Des Barres was a member of Frank Zappa's all-girl rock group, The GTOs. But she is best known for her carnal adventures with rock 'n' roll luminaries Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page and actor-musician Michael Des Barres, whom she married and later divorced. It's all intimately chronicled in her memoir "I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie."

Des Barres is also regarded as an inspiration behind a trio of film groupies: Kate Hudson's character in the film "Almost Famous" and the Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn personas in "The Banger Sisters."

You go girl, great idea Pamela.

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