Connie Hamzy, Famed Rock Groupie, Dead at 66

From Rockclassica.com . . .

“Hamzy had her first groupie experience when she was 15 years old, after her mother dropped her off at a Steppenwolf concert.

“She didn’t like to deal with parking. She didn’t like to deal with traffic. So, she’d take me out to the fairground early in the afternoon before the traffic got bad,” Hamzy explained to Little Rock, Ark. TV station KTHV. “We’d go out there and then we’d wander around the backstage area, and one thing would lead to another.”

Two years later, Hamzy was immortalized in the lyrics to Grand Funk Railroad’s 1973 hit “We’re an American Band.”

The song’s opening lines went: “Out on the road for forty days / Last night in Little Rock put me in a haze / Sweet, sweet Connie, doin’ her act / She had the whole show and that’s a natural fact.”

The band’s manager had reportedly alerted Hamzy of the line, but she initially didn’t believe it. A few months later, she happened to hear the song on the radio.”

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She was quite active on conservative forums at one time – Free Republic and others . . .

So she has gone to the ultimate concert??

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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