O’Dell, Chris

O’Dell, Chris

Chris O’Dell’s introduction to rock royalty came through a chance meeting with Derek Taylor, press officer to The Beatles, in Los Angeles. He invited her to London to work for the band’s Apple label.

She was 20 years old when she arrived in the swinging capital and had just £60 in her purse. Whether it was her infectious personality, her enthusiasm or her sheer good looks is unclear, but she suddenly found herself in the group’s inner circle at the height of Beatlemania.

‘It was like being let go at Disneyland,’ she said.

O’Dell suddenly found herself backstage with the biggest icons in music history and was immortalised in song by George Harrison in 1973 with, “Miss O’Dell.”

Chris will be making her long awaited debut at IBW to share just some of her incredible stories.

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