THE GROUPIES OF SUNSET STRIP

THIS MONTH REDMILK TREATS THE GANG ISSUE: HOW NOT TO MENTION THE FEMALE FIGURES THAT ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR MUSICAL AND STYLISTIC CULTURE? SO GET A SPACE TO THE GROUPIES

The word Groupie defines the female entourage that revolves around the members of rock bands from the 60 ‘and 80’. Groupies tell us a story that winds along the Sunset Strip through the United States, from the west to the east coast. The Sunset Strip was and is a portion of a road that crossing Sunset Boulevard and passes through West Hollywood in California. In this road there are a variety of boutiques, restaurants, pubs and rock clubs, which are still today considerate an avant-garde in the entertainment industry.

The groupies of Sunset Strip were high school girls who did not pass unnoticed for the marked make-up with glitter around the eyes, hair and smeared lipstick as swollen paired with a colored lingerie, wedges, feathered boa around his neck, jewellery, tight-fitting top, netting top, golden hot pants and short skirts. With their flawless look like real dolls, they have been able to bring innovations in fashion and lifestyle. They have been inseparable part of the musical context but their influence has spread well beyond musical boundaries. Girls love the music and the weather icons like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison and many others. Very young girls, friends, muses, fans and lovers chasing their idols around the world.

 

“The music was the high place, the musicians were the gods and groupies the highest priestesses”

 

(Frank Zappa)