Skip to content

Lori Maddox: Greatest Groupie Of Them All

If the day of the superstar groupie isn't over, the day the Pamela Desbarres walked the earth seducing drugged out rock stars from London to L.A., they might as well be. They certainly lost their cachet along the way.

Yes, they went from band aids to escorts in a decade and the blame goes where it always goes with when puritism bests sexual freedom in the 1980s: to AIDS. Or maybe not that simple, maybe Punk, with its anti-sexual antagonism and PVC and bondage fashion made a mockery of desire, started a backward trend to, as Rotten once dubbed it "15 minutes of squelching".

But in the early 1970s glam and sex went together and groupies, well meet Lori Maddox. Lost her virginity to David Bowie at the age of 13 and dated Jimmy Page at the age of 14. This is off the Groupie Central website: "Lori Maddox was part of the wild Hollywood teenage groupie scene in the early 1970s. She reportedly lost her virginity at age 13 to David Bowie and Angie Bowie. One of her best friends was Sable Starr, who was the unofficial queen of the scene at the time. Lori, who was also known as Lori Lightning and Lori Mattix, wasn't as experienced as Sable, but Lori also became a regular at famous Hollywood groupie hangouts, like the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Rodney's English Disco, the Continental Hyatt House (also known as "The Riot House"), and the Whisky. Like Sable, Lori was often featured in Star magazine (a short-lived '70s magazine, not the Star magazine that's currently a tabloid), which often had articles detailing the activities of music groupies."

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Birthday Giving At Let Me Help

By SohoJohnny Pasquale | December 1, 2022 |

Want to join me in supporting a good cause?

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7) 

By Steve Crawford | December 1, 2022 |

Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 11-25-22 – 12-1-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2022 |

its own glammy road not travelled

In Memory Of The Impeccable Miss Perfect: Lindsey Buckingham And Christine McVie AT Beacon Theatre, Thursday, August 10th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 30, 2022 |

Christine’s face

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” Goes To Camden, Sees Adam Ant In 2018

By Eileen Shapiro | November 30, 2022 |

“This was his best performance ever.”

Going Steady: New Singles 11-25-22 – 12-1-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 30, 2022 |

his best song since “I Will See You In Far Off Places”

Punk Rock Bowling 2023 Has Announced Its Lineup

By Alyson Camus | November 30, 2022 |

expected series of punk veterans

MY MORNING JACKET, ALANIS MORISSETTE AND GIOVANNIE AND THE HIRED GUNS AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

By admin | November 29, 2022 |

best-in-its-class

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 11-18-22 – 11-24-22

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2022 |

I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser


Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6) 

By Steve Crawford | November 29, 2022 |

an almost indefinable purity

Scroll To Top