Thoughts of daisy chains, wild nights, youthful splendor and good old fashion rock and roll come up when you mention the name Pamela Des Barres.
As the author of international bestseller “I’m With The Band” (1987), Des Barres has kept busy for the last 14 years as hostess of a popular touring writers’ workshop for women, where the souls of those in attendance answer specific prompts and are given 12 minutes to free write their responses.
Now, the legendary groupie and California girl, who has been linked to classic rock musicians such as (most notably) Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), is hitting up London, England on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, for yet another workshop.
In the wake of her fifth published book “Let It Bleed: How to Write a Rockin’ Memoir,” Des Barres (commonly referred to as Miss Pamela) will also engage in a live reading and book signing on the evening of September 3 at The Islington Pub just north-northeast of SOHO.
“Let It Bleed: How to Write a Rockin’ Memoir” features short pieces penned from a number of her students and closest friends, and aims to guide women throughout the tedious process of writing their own memoir.
In addition to Miss Pamela’s upcoming London appearance, the rock icon will be setting out among the Los Angeles area on her “I’m With the Band Rock Tour of Hollywood and Laurel Canyon.” The tour, which is in its ninth year running, will be held this Sunday, July 16 starting at 12:30 PM at Amoeba Records, and will spotlight a new stop involving Keith Moon and “a huge fountain and a gigantic box of laundry detergent.”
Rock My World asked Des Barres what her favorite part of sharing her stomping grounds might be.
“I get to relive those crazy joyous madcap times, turn the riders onto the likes of Gram Parsons,” she said, “and it’s such a blast to be able to share such an important time in history with enthusiastic music fans.”
Visit Pamela Des Barres official website for more information on how to sign up for future workshops and tours.
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