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The Podcast celebrating the musical importance of lovers, inspirations and groupies.

Muses Muses

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    • 4.3 • 101 Ratings

The Podcast celebrating the musical importance of lovers, inspirations and groupies.



    This week were back to share the story of punk icon Jordan.
    Born Pamela Rooke, Jordan was always an original. Combining her passion for dance, music and fashion led her to Kings Road where she got a job working with Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren at their iconic store SEX. It was there she sparked inspiration into everyone who entered, becoming muse to musicians, filmmakers and fashion designers alike. From starring in films such as Jubilee, to making onstage appearances with the Sex Pistols and Adam Ant, Jordan was at the epicentre of it all.
    Filmmaker Derek Jarman said it best... "As far as I was concerned Jordan was original. everyone else in the fashion side follows on from her. Even Vivienne and the shop because with Jordan the shop wouldn't have worked. She was the original Sex Pistol. everyone else came in and saw Jordan dressed up and the attitude and it took off from there. She was the godfather, godmother, if you like. She was the purest example of them all"
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    • 58 min
    Annette Walter Lax & Keith Moon

    Annette Walter Lax & Keith Moon

    This week we get a glimpse into the last four years of Keith Moon's life and his relationship with girlfriend Annette Walter Lax.
    Annette Walter Lax was only 18 years old when she met The Who drummer Keith Moon. Originally from Sweden, Annette went to London to pursue her modelling dreams, only to get caught up in a rock n roll whirlwind. After meeting Keith, the pair became inseparable. But the rock n roll dream could also be a nightmare. Keiths wild partying and heavy substance abuse led to a manic lifestyle, with Annette caught between love, taking care of him, and her own dreams.
    Special thanks for Ellen Fielding for joining me on this episode. Make sure to check out Ellen's amazing artwork on her instagram @ellenfielding_
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    • 54 min
    Muses Will Rock You: Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear & Ava Cherry

    Muses Will Rock You: Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear & Ava Cherry

    Welcome back to another Muses/She Will Rock You crossover! For Volume 5 we each present the story behind an amazing background singer in music history.
    Bethanne leads the way with Darlene Love, one of the most highly sought backing vocalists of the 1960's. Next up is Lynx with the story of Claudia Lennear who gained a following as an Ikette for Ike and Tina Turner before working with some of the most incredible rock musicians of our time. Finishing out the episode is Leah who dives into Ava Cherry's story who wowed the likes of David Bowie and Luther Vandross.

    Check out She Will Rock You for more amazing interviews and episodes!
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    • 50 min
    Chan Parker

    Chan Parker

    This week we dive into the jazz era and give you the life story of Chan Parker.
    Since the day she was born Chan Parker always had a deep passion for music. With parents involved in the nightclub scene, Chan spent her early years seeing legends such as Rosetta Tharpe, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington perform at all the hot New York clubs. By the time she was 20 she was very well known and admired in the Jazz/Swing scene, and was lovingly dubbed "The Queen of Swing Street".
    While Chan had many musical admirers over the years it was saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker, who first captured her heart. Being an interracial couple in the 1940's wasn't easy and neither was life with Charlie. Bird suffered from mental illness which was exacerbated by his substance abuse issues. Chan did all she could for Charlie before his passing at age 34. Following Charlie Chan fell for yet another saxophonist, Phil Woods, who she would go on to marry.
    Listen to hear Chans story.

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    • 55 min
    Jerry Hall

    Jerry Hall

    After a two month break we are back at it and starting the year off with the life and career of one of the worlds most sought after supermodels, Jerry Hall.
    Jerry Hall was still just a teenager when she was discovered on a beach in the French Riviera. Within a year her face was plastered all over the covers of the most famous magazines of the time. When Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry spotted her in Vogue, he knew she was perfect for the cover of his next album, Siren. Sparks flew between the two and within a year they were engaged. But when Jerry crossed paths with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, she knew she met her true match.
    Listen in for the full story!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Underage Groupies & Rock n Roll: A Discussion with Lucretia Tye Jasmine

    Underage Groupies & Rock n Roll: A Discussion with Lucretia Tye Jasmine

    This week I am joined once again by Lucretia Tye Jasmine to discuss the history of teenage groupies in the rock n roll scene.
    This week Lucretia Tye Jasmine and I discuss the sexualization of teenage girls through music history as well as the underage groupie scenes of the past.
    Wild interests and an inclination to rage against the machine with a flair equaling the groupies and rock stars who fascinate her, vegan Lucretia Tye Jasmine from Kentucky earned her BFA with honors from NYU, and her MFA from CalArts.
    A Los Angeles–based artist, writer, and interviewer, Lucretia’s current projects include the Groupie Feminism art series, and oral histories for two mixtape zines, The Groupie Gospels and riot grrrl Los Angeles 1992-1995. Artforum, Feminist Magazine radio, the GRAMMY Museum, MoPOP, The New York Times and the Punk Museum Los Angeles are a few places that have shown her work. She writes online for The Los Angeles Beat and Please Kill Me.
    Make sure to check out Lucretia’s website for more on her writing and art, you don’t wanna miss her incredible Groupie Feminist Art Series! https://www.lucretiatyejasmine.com/
    You can also follow Lucretia on Instagram for more updates.

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

4kakg11 ,

So Much Fun

This podcast is so much fun and interesting. It’s so great to listen to women who love groupies as much as me. I would love to be able to listen to the first 10 episodes though.

Sabertoothless ,

A little disappointing

Yet another 2 person podcast where they mention a famous person in their pitch but they don’t talk TO the guest , but rather just talk about them. Isn’t this what biographies and Wikipedia is for? At least give us audio quotes or something different.

Rachel Lynn80 ,

The first to really uncover the women behind the scenes

I started listening to Muses a little over a year ago. I was instantly hooked. I’ve been around RnR, heard the stories, and read the books for years but Muses uncovered so much material that was new to me. An amazing focus on magnetic women and the men and other women who were drawn to them. The material and interviews are handled with compassion, sensitivity, and an insane amount of fun. Some of my favorite episodes include the muses of Walk on the Wild Side, Pleasant Gehman (Queen of the Sunset Strip), and, of course, Pamela Des Barres- the goddess of groupies. A must-listen to get your Rock on!

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