Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

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  • Title: Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved
  • Author: Chris O'Dell Katherine Ketcham
  • ISBN: 9781437696059
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

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    1. Wileyacez

      Okay--I've been on a rock and roll memoir kick. I've read Pattie Boyd's book and Bebe Buell's book. They both kind of depressed me because those women were really not much outside of their relationships with rock personas. This book was great--Chris O'Dell is "one of us" in the sense that she landed, by some good luck and lots of hard work, a life surrounded by some of the cultural icons of the rock world. Her story is the first of the bunch that did not involve total sex--which occurred but was [...]

    2. Robin

      Again, wishing I could give 1/2 stars because this would be a 3.5.Chris O’Dell moved to London in the late 60s and wormed her way into a job at Apple. She became friends with George, Paul, and Ringo and even ended up singing in the chorus on “Hey Jude.” She also became best friends with Pattie Harrison, and for a while lived with George as Pattie’s assistant. From there she toured with the Rolling Stones and hobnobbed with other rock luminaries, living the life of sex, excess drugs, and [...]

    3. Ashlee

      I liked this book better than Pattie Boyd's book, I felt I got a better idea of Pattie's and George's personalities than I did Pattie's book. Some negative comments first about the author:She for the most part works for these people (te exception is the Rolling Stones, they just liked having her around), so she has an income, yet she never has any money? She doesn't have a place of her own (for the most part anyway, she does sporadically) so she crashes at her friends house, they fly her out to [...]

    4. Connie

      Chris was there in the 60's along with the start of Apple there in England. It tells of her life coming from California with a lucky break to go to England to work for Apple along with the Beatles,the Stones, Dylan, Leon Russell, and many more of the greats of that time. It goes on about her several affairs and mostly one night stands with some of the stars as well as her descent into addiction from drugs and alcohol. She wrote in such a style as if you were actually writing this yourself.Very e [...]

    5. Sara

      Oh to be young and free in Swingin' London in the Swingin' Sixties! What a time that must have been - I was around then, but just a little too young and a lot not with-it, to fully appreciate and experience the wonderful opportunities available. Of course, one still had to be smart and quick to see how best to fulfill a need that hasn't been met. That was Chris O'Dell's greatest talent, along with a love of music and the people who make it. She had the ability to quickly endear herself to people [...]

    6. Patrick Thompson

      When you read books like this you shouldn't be looking for great writing, just great stories, true life events. That's what I found with Chris O'Dell's account of her life. She didn't just float around from band to band with the title of "groupie". She worked to be a part of the bands history. Although she was extremely lucky, she utilized every door that opened for her. Good for her to place herself in the scene without having to use sex to do so. Although, don't get me wrong, those other books [...]

    7. J

      Since finishing Just Kids, I can't stop reading 60s rock and roll memoirs. Patti Smith's Just Kids isn't in the same league as any other book and I feel strange even lumping it into the category of memoir since it is so much more than that. Apart from Just Kids and maybe Bob Dylan's Chronicles, most of the other books have just been fluffy and fun.But there's nothing wrong with fluffy and fun sometimes, is there? Miss O'dell is one of the best 60s rock and roll memoirs I've read so far. Faithful [...]

    8. Lauren

      So I also gave Les Miserables 5 starts. Are they on par? Obviously not. The each got 5 stars for different reasons, and because I truly loved both.I totally dug this book;) It is just a cool insider (yet still outsider) view into a life I am ultimately jealous of (minus the drug addiction and what not). This chick basically by pure luck ended up an insider into some of the biggest deals of entertainment during some of the best times to be there.If you like the Beatles, or the Stones, or that who [...]

    9. Yvonne Mendez

      Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Chris O'Dell's life seems too unreal to be true. Thanks to her "can-do" attitude Chris finds herself working at Apple with the Beatles, living as an employee and later as a friend with some of them, as well as touring and managing tours with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Queen, Linda Ronstadt and many others. She had her share of very famous lovers, but this book is by no means about her sexual exploits, it brings the reader right into the [...]

    10. Maggie

      I stayed up late a few nights in the row finishing this. Gave a really interesting insider look without feeling like she was telling every sordid detail. As a Beatles fan, I especially enjoyed hearing about her relationships with the various band members and their wives. I also was really shocked (well, not that shocked) to hear what big babies some of the rock stars she toured with are. Don't mistake her as just another groupie though - she earned her place as an Apple employee, personal assist [...]

    11. Alice

      I'm fascinated by the 1960's and 1970's. I was born in 1963, so I have vague memories of that era. I think that those years were a time of rapid change, especially in music. This book is a true story of a young woman's very fascinating journey into what would become Rock and Roll history. The coolest thing to me is you can friend her on Facebook really is amazing to see where life brought her!

    12. Alice

      This was a different kind of female rock memoir in that it's by a woman who worked with all the greats, instead of who slept with all of them. As one of rocks first female tour managers, O'Dell worked hard for her spot amongst the stars, building close friendships but also suffering from insecurity and drug addiction. An insightful, honest, humble memoir that's not about name-dropping.

    13. Peacegal

      Imagine an era when an ordinary fan could simply "fall in" with rock royalty and spend years working with popular music's most amazing talentsd biggest egos. I enjoyed Miss O'Dell more than the similar Wonderful Tonight; the author just seems to come off as more of a real person.

    14. Jill

      Legendary moments in Rock n' roll history: Dylan's Isle of Wight performance, Beatle's rooftop gig, the Clapton/Harrison/Layla live triangle, Rolling Thunder Revue tour, Exile on Main St. if these things mean anything to you and you'd like to re-live them from "the inside", then this book is for you. (Disclaimer: it's written by a Pisces though. Beware! :))

    15. Stéphanie

      Loved it ! Chris O'Dell is a real sweetheart, very nice to her fans. Gave me a lot of new, personal info on Maureen, my favorite Beatle girl. There's also a lot of info on Pattie Boyd. She knew everyone : Leon Russell, The Beatles, The Stones, etc. I definitely recommend !

    16. Bookish Jen

      I’ve always been interested in reading rock and roll memoirs, especially by people who were behind the scenes. But when these books are written by women they are usually written by wives, girlfriends and groupies. Now I like these books; Pamela Des Barres’ I’m With the Band is one of my favorites. But I want to read books by women who actually worked in the music business. So when I came across Chris O’Dell’s Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights With the Beatles, the Stones, Bob [...]

    17. Sandie

      Loved the adventures of Miss O'Dell in the rock and roll glory days. Amazing she lived to tell the tale. Lucky for her - and us - she's a survivor. Even when describing stars' worst qualities, she exercised restraint. This tact, or boundaries, or respect, or whatever it is, may be what kept her in their circle over the years. But she was really hard on herself, painfully detailing her drug use and alcohol addiction. That part was so sad. I like that she's from Oklahoma, it would have been nice t [...]

    18. Stew

      Great ReadOne of the better retrospectives of the rock music scene I have read. A totally intriguing story and a totally awesome woman. Recommended!

    19. Kelsey

      What an incredible book! I believe it was the New York Times who said that Chris O'Dell was the Nick Carraway to The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, and that's very very true.By pure luck and chance, Chris O'Dell was brought into the music world by a friend who happened to run into Derek Taylor, who at that time was working for The Beatles. From there, she got to work in Apple, then joined others to help The Beatles, became somewhat of a tour manager for The Stones and Crosby, [...]

    20. Kim

      She sure knew how to overstay her welcome. Makes me question how close she really was to the subjects in her book. Nothing worse than paid help thinking they are part of the family?

    21. Tori Momb

      Note: I read this book at least six months ago, so I am a little fuzzy on the details. Anyways, I have read Clapton's book, Pattie's book, Cynthia's book, etc. but this book gives the best view of all the players in the late 60s/ early 70s music scene. I think Miss O'Dell really gives a great view of the personalities of George and Pattiea lot more than Pattie was able to do in her own book. She clearly loves both of them a lot and her stories of them at Friar Park are some of the best parts. It [...]

    22. Sacramento Public Library

      Miss O'Dell : my hard days and long nights with the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the women they loved by Chris O'Dell with Katherine KetchamChris O’Dell’s story is a remarkable case of being in the right place at the right time. In 1968, at the age of 21, while working for a radio station in Los Angeles, by pure happenstance she meets Derek Taylor, an executive with the Beatles’ Apple Records. Apple was just starting up at the time. Taylor likes her and encourages her [...]

    23. Judith

      It is always fascinating to me to read the memoir of an ordinary person who traveled in the inner circles of the greatest musical groups of our time, particularly when that person admittedly had no particular talent or skills of any kind, but was simply in the right place at the right time. Chris O'Dell met a guy in a bar who worked for Apple Records, and she followed him to London where she hung out at his office doing simple office tasks and trying to make herself useful till she finally got a [...]

    24. Mike Hickey

      Chris O'Dell's new book MISS O'DELL is like having a backstage all-access pass to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. At the ripe old age of 20, she manages to not only land employment at Apple Records and work for the Beatles but to actually become intimate friends with them, their wives, and their world. Her charmed life then takes her on a magical mystery tour with the Stones, Dylan, CSNY, Queen, Zeppelin, and Echo and the Bunnymen (you'll just have to read the book). As a genuine lover of 60's a [...]

    25. Barbara

      Chris O'Dell's life is pretty much just a string of good luck. A chance meeting in LA of a guy by the name of Derek literally changes her whole life. From there she goes onto work (and get to know) with some of biggest names in the music world - The Beatles, The Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Santana, CSNY, among others. She also becomes intimate friends with Pattie Boyd and Maureen (Ringo's ex wife). Her life was a series of extreme ups and downs, including terrible drug use, but in the end s [...]

    26. Kimberly Ann

      Actually this book was better than I expected. (have I been saying this a bit lately). I had no idea who Chris O'Dell was or that she was more than a groupie, but the title of the book intrigued me, so I pulled it from the shelf.It turns out Chris O'Dell was in the right place at the right time A friend of hers invited her out one night to meet Derek Taylor who worked with the Beatles at Apple. Derek invited Chris to go back to London to Apple and once there she volunteered at Apple until she wa [...]

    27. Alexa Silver

      I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book, if it was going to be more of a catalog of the times or if the author would be able to capture the personalities of some of the most honored musicians of their age--or any age.From the very first page, I was completely and utterly charmed with Chris O'Dell. Her story was heartfelt, affectionate, and softly nostalgic at times, and very hard hitting at others. I really respected that she didn't pull any punches when artists behaved badly,Throughou [...]

    28. Marc VanDermeer

      Miss O'Dell is not a literary genius but she does chronicle an era that many of us had either grown up in or had watched our siblings and older friends explore. Though I did nt get to Woodstock (I was in Florence) upon my return the following week I heard some of the amazing stories. Miss O'Dell tells the stories of what was actually happening at Apple records and on various recording studio outings.The pages are filled with ' Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll . Her writing style is similar to a "ma [...]

    29. Marco101

      Miss O'Dell is not a literary genius but she does chronicle an era that many of us had either grown up in or had watched our siblings and older friends explore. Though I did nt get to Woodstock (I was in Florence) upon my return the following week I heard some of the amazing stories. Miss O'Dell tells the stories of what was actually happening at Apple records and on various recording studio outings.The pages are filled with ' Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll . Her writing style is similar to a "ma [...]

    30. Bunny

      Finished reading it and returned it to the library. The very next day, found a copy at a thrift store. It's fate!----Love. this. So much.Not only do I adore her casual way of telling a story, but the stories themselves fill me with so much envy that it's a little hard to breathe. It's not difficult to get pulled into the stories, and if you're as big a fan of the musicians she discusses as I am, you can see and hear what she saw and heard.Her descent into addiction was hard to read, but still so [...]

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