Some of the nicest people you meet are groupies, because if they weren’t there it would be pretty dreary for a lot of English musicians. You’d sit around the hotel, you know, waiting for the gig to start. There are groupies and there are groupies, but a lot of them make you feel at home.
Most of the English guys who come here are married and their interest in the girls is simply a matter of finding release. There are a few guys who take groupie chicks seriously, but that’s a mistake, isn’t it. Most of the groupies are only concerned with who’s the best ball.”
Do they tell you who’s been their best lay?
What name comes up most often?
“Oh, [laughs] they all say I’m the best.
Let me eat when I am hungry, Let me drink when I am dry, A dollar when I am hard up, Religion when I die, The whole world’s a bottle, And life’s but a dram, When the bottle gets empty, It sure ain’t worth a damn.