Some fans buy tickets to concerts and wear their favorite musician’s merch, others have taken their love to even greater extremes. These groupies pretty much become a part of these musicians’ lives, influencing the history of rock ‘n’ roll as much as the rockstars themselves. This being the case, it’s not surprising that some groupies have gone so far that they have even broken up these rocking groups. Here are some of the most incredible photographs of famous groupies rocking out with the greatest of musicians.
Rolling With The Stones
On June 2, 1967, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones came out of court after an initial hearing of his trial. Jones was charged for possessing illegal substances. Young groupies in fashionable mini skirts look on in awe at their idol. Jones received nine months in prison.
Anita Pallenberg & Keith Richards
On August 29, 1970, the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his wife Anita Pallenberg left Heathrow airport in London with their 13-month-old son, Marion. The family was coming back for a European tour. Pallenberg was 21 when she met the Stones and won them over by handing out illegal substances. At the time, Jones harbored feelings that his bandmates hated him and in his vulnerability, he turned to Pallenberg. He told her, “I don’t know who you are, but I need you.” Reportedly, he then brought her back to his apartment, where he sobbed while she held him. Pallenberg and Jones started dating, completely changing the whole band. She got them to embrace the “evil” persona and inspired songs like “Sympathy for the Devil.” Pallenberg even sang backup on the song.
The Clash Clap Back
The Clash are considered to be the definitive British punk rockers. The band was charged with idealism and righteousness, often singing about revolution and the working class. Over just the course of three weekends, the band recorded their debut album. The band also got involved in social activism, such as headlining a Rock Against Racism concert. This fan can be seen watching attentively at a Clash concert in Sweden in the 1970s.