Bebe Buell Says She Was No Groupie
“I consider ‘groupie’ a sexist term. I think it’s a misused term. I’ve seen Jerry Hall called a groupie in the English press, and this is a girl who gave Mick Jagger four babies, and how many years did she spend with him? When people just decide that every woman in rock and roll is a groupie because she dated a rock star or two, that’s when I draw the line. A groupie was the girl that came backstage offering the blow jobs to the crew or this or that. I was a rock girlfriend … I had lovely boyfriends. I think for your first three boyfriends to be Mick Jagger, Todd Rungren, and David Bowie, I think that’s okay.”
—Bebe Buell, aka the mother of Liv Tyler, talks to New York magazine about her reputation as one of the most famous groupies of all time. You gotta admit, homegirl did pretty well for herself back in the day. In addition to these guys, she was also linked to, duh, Steven Tyler and Elvis Costello. But Bebe didn’t just date rock stars. She also makes music. In fact, her first big album, Hard Love, drops soon.