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Miss O'Dell is the remarkable story of an ordinary woman who lived the dream of millions—to be part of rock royalty's trusted inner circle. This ultimate insider rock memoir chronicles Chris O'Dell's life and experiences with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and others.

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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.

"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

"Raudman's pleasing, often playful voice conveys O'Dell's endless surprise at her good fortune." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"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

"An irresistible memoir.... A rock 'n' roll fairy tale with a sunny, but gritty, heroine." ---Kirkus

"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

Miss O'Dell

My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles,The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Author Katherine Ketcham, Chris O'Dell

Narrated by Renée Raudman

Publication date Nov 16, 2009

Running time 14 hrs

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