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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 Raudma Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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About the Author

Chris O’Dell is a licensed professional counselor, substance abuse counselor, and certified hypnotherapist with a private practice in Tucson, Arizona. She earned her master’s in counseling from Prescott College. From 1968 to 1970, O’Dell worked as a personal assistant at the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. She then became personal assistant to the Rolling Stones and accompanied them on the 1972 Rolling Stones Tour of America. From 1974 to 1984, she served as tour manager for George Harrison; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Tour; Jennifer Warnes; and Linda Ronstadt. She was co-owner of a tour promotion company in Frankfurt, Germany, and traveled with Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and Phil Collins as a translator and tour coordinator. She returned to the road briefly with Linda Ronstadt in 2004.