Lori Maddox (also spelled Mattix) was only 14 years old when Jimmy Page invited her over to his hotel.
It wasn’t the age difference; it was that Maddox walked in on him with another woman: Bebe Buell, better known today as Liv Tyler’s mother.
Before Buell became pregnant with Steven Tyler’s child, she was one of the most notorious groupies in the US.
In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a scene of groupies who got close enough to the musicians that they changed their lives.
Some inspired song lyrics, some birthed their children—and every one of them got their stars in a whole heap of trouble.
Page and Maddox, though, managed to keep their relationship under wraps enough to avoid jail time.
Maddox says Page was “one of the great loves of [her] life,” insisting it wasn’t morally wrong because she “didn’t think of [herself] as underage.” Page and Maddox’s relationship ultimately fell apart.
Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco in LA was a hunting ground for rock stars who liked little girls.
It was where the so-called “baby groupies” hung out—preteen girls who were willing to sleep with anyone with a guitar and a record deal. She was known as the “big groupie in LA.” Sable, it’s said, didn’t have to go out looking for rock stars. Sable was only 12 years old when she lost her virginity to the guitarist of the band Spirit.
In response, Starr slit her own wrists and tried to drown herself in the pool.
She survived, and little changed—until she started dating the New York Dolls’ Johnny Thunders (pictured above with Starr).
She wasn’t even a teenager yet, and she’d already made her first foray into the world of groupies.