Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Pamela Des Barres aka Miss Pamela (born Pamela Ann Miller on September 9, 1948) is a former rock and roll groupie, author, and magazine writer. She idolized The Beatles and Elvis Presley as a child, and fantasized about meeting and dating her favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney. Captain Beefheart introduced her to Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, which drew her to the rock music scene on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. She started to spend her time with The Byrds and other bands, and when she graduated from high school in 1966, she took various jobs that would allow her to live near the Sunset Strip and pursue relationships with rock musicians. She famously paired up with Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon , Nick St. Nicholas, Noel Redding, Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, and actors Brandon de Wilde, Michael Richards and Don Johnson. Pamela was also a member of Frank Zappa's all-girl group The GTO's. Miss Pamela, settled down by marrying glamrocker/ actor Michael Des Barres in 1977, and giving birth to son Nicholas a year later. They divorced in 1991. Pamela has written several books including her memoirs: I'm With the Band and Take Another Little Piece of My Heart.
Pamela's bedroom when she was a teen