I like to boast that the first record I ever bought was the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” single on the Apple label. Or, I tell the story about the Christmas of 1969, when my mother, nervous about opening Pandora’s box (which, as it turned out, she should have been), and annoyed by a sulking daughter, found that Santa had left a copy of Abbey Road for me in her closet. I am now compelled to come clean. Before I fell in love with the Beatles, my heart belonged to another band. I speak, of course, of the Monkees. I adored Davy’s English accent and Mike’s dry wit. I liked his sideburns, too. I joined their fan club. I put their...
From the Vaults: Teenyboppers, Groupies, and Other Grotesques: Girls and Women and Rock Culture in the 1960s and early 1970s†
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Norma Coates; From the Vaults: Teenyboppers, Groupies, and Other Grotesques: Girls and Women and Rock Culture in the 1960s and early 1970s. Journal of Popular Music Studies 3 September 2019; 31 (3): 29–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.313005
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