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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “She was the ultimate insider…Now at last she tells her story, in devastating detail yet without envy or malice…A rockin’ good [book]."

    Philip Norman, author of Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation

  • “A riveting, honest, and brave account of life with the most famous names in rock and roll history…hard work, tough love, huge loss, pain, and gain. I couldn’t put the book down. I just loved it.”

    Pattie Boyd, author of Wonderful Tonight

  • “Raudman delivers a stunning wallop of a recording that captures the essence of the stories with easy glamour and raw emotion.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Raudman’s pleasing, often playful voice conveys O’Dell’s endless surprise at her good fortune.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “An irresistible memoir…A rock n’ roll fairy tale with a sunny, but gritty, heroine.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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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.