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Groupie lifts lid on Beatles, Rolling Stones wild lives

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London (ANI): A groupie who had flings with Ringo Starr and Sir Mick Jagger has lifted the lid on the wild lives led by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in her memoir. Chris O'Dell, who had a chance to take a close peek at the lives of the Fab four, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan has written about their excesses in her book tilted ''Miss O''Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved''.

O''Dell worked as a personal assistant in the music industry during the 1960s and 1970s. At 62, she recalls her heyday with the celebs "like being given the keys to Disneyland". In her book, she writes about the day when Harrison confessed before Starr''s that he was sleeping around with his wife, Maureen. "You know, Ringo, I'm in love with your wife," Harrison told Starr as they sat at his kitchen table.

"Better you than someone we don't know," Starr replied carelessly. O'Dell, who had a three-month fling with Starr, says the Beatles were heavily into drugs. She said: "We all drank and took coke, pot, amphetamines all the time." She has also penned her plane journey with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

"The plane started hitting some turbulence and then John and Yoko started singing the Hari Krishna chant. So we just chanted our way to the earth, basically, until we landed. And I thought, well, if I die here at least I''ll be on the front page," the Telegraph quoted O''Dell, as writing.

After the Beatles split, O''Dell joined the Rolling Stones as their personal assistant and travelled with them on their infamous 1972 tour. She writes about her affair with Jagger as: "If there had been a job description being employed by the Stones back then, I''m pretty sure it would have included a proviso that went something like this: sleep with Mick whenever he asks."

Two years later she romanced Bob Dylan after taking the job of a tour manager with him. O''Dell claims that Starr has welcomed her book. She said: "We''re in our sixties now, some of us are even creeping towards our seventies. Everybody is grown up enough to realise this is what happened. We''re well past it. Ringo''s attitude today is, fine, as long as you tell the truth."

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