Women in Music – Fans and More

Ladies First: Women in Music Videos by Robin Roberts. 2009. University Press of Mississippi, 250 pages.

Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop, and Rap edited by Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers. 1999. Cooper Square Press, 496 pages.

Patti Boyd (former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton)

Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd with Penny Junor. 2008. Crown Archetype, 354 pages.

Dorothy Carvello (music executive)

Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry by Dorothy Carvello. 2018. Chicago Review Press, 240 pages.

Kristin Casey (girlfriend of Joe Walsh)

Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh by Kristin Casey. 2018. Rare Bird Books, 352 pages.

Natalie Curtis Burlin (ethnomusicologist of Indian music)

Natalie Curtis Burlin: A Life in Native and African American Music by Michelle Wick Patterson. 2010. University of Nebraska Press, 430 pages.

Pamela Des Barres (groupie, girlfriend, wife)

I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela Des Barres. 2005. Chicago Review Press [updated ed.], 354 pages.

Let’s Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies by Pamela Des Barres. 2008. Chicago Review Press, 404 pages.

Rock Bottom: Dark Moments In Music Babylon by Pamela Des Barres. 1996. St. Martin’s Press, 357 pages.

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up by Pamela Des Barres. 2008. Chicago Review Press [updated ed.], 318 pages.

Mayte Garcia (Prince’s first wife)

The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia. 2017. Hachette Books, 305 pages.

Lucy McKim Garrison (slave song ethnomusicologist)

Songs of Sorrow: Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave Songs of the United States by Samuel Charters. 2015. University Press of Mississippi, 304 pages.

Robin Green (writer at Rolling Stone)

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone by Robin Green. 2018. Little, Brown and Company, 305 pages.

Jessica Hopper (music critic)

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper. 2015. Featherproof Books, 250 pages.

Rosie McGee (Grateful Dead fan)

Dancing with the Dead–A Photographic Memoir: My Good Old Days with the Grateful Dead & the San Francisco Music Scene 1964-1974 by Rosie McGee. 2012. TIOLI Press & Bytes, 338 pages.

Ann Moses (Tiger Beat editor)

Meow! My Groovy Life with Tiger Beat’s Teen Idols by Ann Moses with Ann Wicker. 2017. Q Coding LLC, 306 pages.

Chris O’Dell (fan)

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 Ketcham. 2009. Touchstone [reprint], 436 pages.

Deborah Spungen (Nancy Spungen’s mother)

And I Don’t Want to Live This Life: A Mother’s Story of Her Daughter’s Murder by Deborah Spungen. 2011. Ballantine Books, 409 pages.

Cherry Vanilla (musician, groupie, music executive)

Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla by Cherry Vanilla. 2010. Chicago Review Press, 288 pages.

Ellen Willis (music critic)

The Essential Ellen Willis by Ellen Willis; edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz. 2014. Univ Of Minnesota Press, 536 pages.

Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music by Ellen Willis; edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz. 2011. Univ Of Minnesota Press, 272 pages.


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