Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles. The Stones. Bob Dylan. Eric Clapton. and the Women They Loved (Hardcover) Paperback – 2009
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Easily one of the best music books to COME OUT EVER. --and i have hundreds.VERY differcult to put down poignant,tearfull,cheerfull, honest it tells the story of what a fairly attractive women COULD acheive in the late 60's/70's innocent fun,starting as a gofer, getting to know the beatles, getting into the *inner circle* always on the edge of getting finished/sacked Chris O'Dell tells her story graphically, from friendships with the various wives of RINGO,GEORGE,CLAPTON her various flings with stars on the road moving up from secretary to assistent to full road manager and life on the road and JUST how differcult that job can be, -I REALLY enjoyed her discription of managing CSNY in 74 well in realitly managing Crosby and Stills-- enfant terribles--and acting like spoilt brats.
HER RUN INS WITH ERIC CLAPTON --who disliked her friendship with pattie and had some terrible put down lines__ like on her wedding day party
* so how did it take you so long to hook up to the aristocrasy miss O'Dell??* Lord Bristol laughted that one off.
but HOW indeed?? how did a young girl from Tucson, Arizona manage to work with the Beatles, Stones, CSNY, the rolling thunder revue with Dylan Santana, Linda Ronstadt, be involved with the concert for Bangladesh?? eventuaaly get married to a english lord?? The drink. The drugs. WELL BETTER BUY THE BOOK AND FIND OUT!!
Miss O'Dell provides fresh, personal insights and information about some of the world's greatest musicians, such as George Harrison and Eric Clapton and Leon Russell. She is a bright, conventional woman who keeps her head and her character intact. She is impressed with her rock friends and her respect for them and her rise above sycophantism make her someone to respect. Nobody likes or can respect a toady.
Chris O'Dell has had many interesting life experiences. She even typed the lyrics to some of George Harrison's works. She was also present when George declared that he was in love with Maureen "Mo" Starkey, Ringo's wife. Ringo point-blank told George that he was glad it was someone he knew who was interested in his wife as opposed to some stranger.
Miss O'Dell worked at Apple records during its inception and very early days and was friends with Derek Taylor. Her friendship with drummer Jim Gordon would end on a tragic note. In the early 1980s Gordon committed a heinous crime, matricide and is currently serving a life sentence.
George Harrison would dedicate a song to her, the eponymously titled "Miss O'Dell" and Leon Russell would later pen "Pisces Apple Lady.Read more ›
An engrossing read. If I had known that it had been so easy to get a job at Apple with the Beatles I would have done it - even though I was only 13 years old at the time!
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A very entertaining read. Ideal for any fans of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.Published 9 months ago by R. Seymour
Fabulous read I couldn't put this book down I love the stones and the 60s and 70s and this delivered brill and upset when I finished reading it I wanted it to go on and onPublished 15 months ago by joanne barber
The book is pretty terrible, but the service by the seller getting it to me was greatPublished 15 months ago by Jlow
While I found this book an interesting read,I found it hard to believe how easy it was for her to integrate with so many different stars of that time. Read morePublished on 30 May 2013 by G. Tweedie