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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (420 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris O’Dell Narrator: Reneé Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles,The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Chris O'Dell wasn't famous. She wasn't even almost famous. But she was there.

She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and when Paul recorded Hey Jude, she sang in the chorus.

She was at Ringo's kitchen table when George Harrison said, You know, Ringo, I'm in love with your wife, and Ringo replied, Better you than someone we don't know.

She typed the lyrics to George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. She lived with George and Pattie Boyd at Friar Park, developed a crush on Eric Clapton, and unwittingly got involved in the famous love story between Eric and Pattie.

She's the subject of Leon Russell's Pisces Apple Lady, a song he wrote to woo her. Other rock legends with whom she was intimate include Ringo, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan.

She worked with the Rolling Stones as their personal assistant on their infamous 1972 tour and did a drug run for Keith Richards.

She's the woman down the hall in Joni Mitchell's song Coyote about a love triangle on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour. She's the mystery woman pictured on the back of the Rolling Stones album Exile on Main Street. She's the Miss O'Dell of George Harrison's song about her.

Jam-packed with intimate anecdotes, Miss O'Dell is a backstage pass to some of the most momentous events in rock history.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John P | 2/14/2014

    " Loved it! Of course, I like all things Beatle, but this was an insiders' view of the Apple era and of several other superstar groups. Chris' tale has the ring of truth. We all knew these things were going on, but the real story is still amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin A. | 2/4/2014

    " A remarkably well-written and detailed account of a rock insider (and girlfriend). Obviously based on diary entries since the chronology is scrupulously accurate--unlike most others of the genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/2/2014

    " This book is one of my favourites for sure. Maybe that's because I am obsessed with the culture surrounding this book. Let's face it, I got to read about The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, and so many more. And I got to read about them through the eyes of someone who was actually there. If you're into rock and roll, and you want to soak up all you can about the people who most influenced rock and roll, then this is a must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Anne | 2/2/2014

    " O'Dell has an interesting tale to tell and she tells it clearly and quickly. The tone is kind, honest, and appreciative. She doesn't dish a bunch of dirt or dwell on evils and excesses, but manages to make the Beatles and the Stones be people, for the most part. On the other hand, there isn't a lot of emotion or analysis, which I suppose is better than a bad attempt at it. An excellent beach reach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Fassiotto | 1/27/2014

    " This book was a fun read. I am a Beatlemaniac and any behind the scenes info on them is great for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peacegal | 1/27/2014

    " Imagine an era when an ordinary fan could simply "fall in" with rock royalty and spend years working with popular music's most amazing talents...and 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dineen | 1/17/2014

    " I wanted more. An incredible story about being in the right place at the right time. Fascinating insight into some amazing legends. The stories were told with candor yet balanced with respect for privacy. She made me feel the glamour and the pain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 1/12/2014

    " I listened to the audio version. This was interesting and entertaining,but I felt she was holding back a lot. The bits about George Harrison and his wife Pattie were enlightening. Until I read Clapton's book and this one,I always thought George worshipped Pattie...apparently not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Montoya | 1/7/2014

    " A fun and easy read that sends you head-first into the lives of rock gods we'd all like to be closer to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/26/2013

    " Fun and lots of dish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 12/8/2013

    " Chris O'Dell gave a wonderful behind the scenes look into the workings of Apple Records, tours with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and how crazy the alcohol and drugs permiated the '70s. Good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 10/23/2013

    " Kind of trashy but fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/26/2013

    " This was a good read. Would be a 3.5 instead of a 3. It was interesting to read what happened up close and personal during the time. I felt like you actually got to know some of these artists and what they went through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancye | 9/14/2013

    " If you remember the 60s (or wish you could) this is a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 8/18/2013

    " Fun, easy read. Loads of stories but nothing too juicy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosa | 5/8/2013

    " Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll - loved the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/5/2013

    " An interesting, fast read. Great for anyone that likes the music scene or biographies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/13/2013

    " Chris O'Dell went to work at Apple Corps when she was 20, met the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan & Eric Clapton. She became one of the first female road managers and had a lot of fun, except for the alcoholism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/19/2012

    " I loved it! if you love the 60's and the 70s read this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaynez | 9/28/2012

    " Kind of a fun read. Wish I'd read this before playing the Beatle Triva game. Insight into the fab four & many more from the perspective of someone who was in the trenches but still having a good time. I'm on sort of a rock & roll kick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal | 6/9/2012

    " Fun and informative read, I'm a huge Beatle fan and learned a surprising amount of new information. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 2/17/2012

    " I'm not sure why I stayed with this til the bitter end, especially since the writing got progressively worse as the book went on. Guess I'm just a sucker for musician gossip, which this was chock full of. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/2/2011

    " this self-righteous woman is quite full of herself and a total mooch through the years of spending time with her rock 'n roll friends. she's just so unlikeable.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary (BookHounds) | 7/11/2011

    " I am such a sucker for rock and roll biographies. This one is a nice take on the backstage lifestyle from someone who was there through rock history's most famous moments. Chris O"Dell tells a very intriguing story and it makes you feel like you were there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2011

    " Continuing my reading of pop culture in the 60's.....really interesting insight into the Beatles off stage life! Loved the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/22/2011

    " This book was a fun read. I am a Beatlemaniac and any behind the scenes info on them is great for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 6/16/2010

    " Fun, easy read. Loads of stories but nothing too juicy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/16/2010

    " I loved it! if you love the 60's and the 70s read this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancye | 4/18/2010

    " If you remember the 60s (or wish you could) this is a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaynez | 3/17/2010

    " Kind of a fun read. Wish I'd read this before playing the Beatle Triva game. Insight into the fab four & many more from the perspective of someone who was in the trenches but still having a good time. I'm on sort of a rock & roll kick. "

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