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Episode 32: Chris O'Dell

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

Chris O'Dell and Pattie Boyd, 1980

Chris O’Dell was one of the first employees at Apple Records. She was an assistant to Peter Asher, working her way in to the lives, careers and hearts of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Leon Russell and Bob Dylan.

Chris was a friend and confidante to many a musician and their wives. She is the woman on the back cover of the Rolling Stones’ album Exile on Main Street, she typed all the lyrics to the songs on George Harrison‘s All Things Must Pass and she stood as a bridesmaid for Pattie Boyd when she married Eric Clapton.

Chris’ life and her stories are incredible. We read her book: Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and they Women They Loved.

We tell you about the time she lived at Friar Park with George and Pattie, witnessing the love triangle between them and Eric Clapton. She even became involved in her own Beatles love triangle- tune in to find out which Beatle and wife that was! We talk about how they preferred affairs to be “kept in the family”, and how that often in Rock and Roll, it’s all about being in the right place at the right time.