We’re here to take you back to the good old days when rock stars ruled the scene. Back during the rock ‘n’ roll glory days, the term groupie originated because of certain ecstatic fans. These groupies often followed bands across the country on their tours. Many of groupies became famous in their own right. The world got to know these women for their part in the rock scene and romances with the famous musicians. We’ve compiled a list of the most notorious ones in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. So, come take a look at these iconic rock ‘n’ rollers and find out who inspired our favorite classic rock lyrics!
First up, we have the famous Bebe Buell. Besides establishing herself as the ultimate groupie, she became a successful model as well. The pinnacle of her career perhaps was when she was featured as the Playmate of the Month for Playboy in 1974. To pursue these big dreams, she uprooted from Virginia to move to New York City. Perhaps, you’re wondering who these famous musical men were that she hung around. Well she is probably best known for dating Todd Rundgren from 1972 until 1979. Her fling with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was short lived, but the two had daughter, Liv Tyler in 1977.
Next up, we have the iconic Anita Pallenberg. This so called “It Girl” became the muse for none other than the Rolling Stones! Wow, sounds like she was the idyllic groupie that all fans dream about being. Not to mention, many admired her not only for her looks but amazing style. Her closeness with the band was the real deal! In fact, she first dated Brian Jones of the Stones, then began dating his bandmate Keith Richards. She had three children with Richards. Some rumors circulated of an alleged affair with Mick Jagger, but Pallenberg denied this. Unfortunately, she passed away at 73.