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I'm with the Band Themes

Pamela Des Barres
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Themes

Hipness and Rebellion

Elvis opened the door to rebellion in the fifties, but the Beatles kicked it in. Long hair on boys became a controversial issue. Once youth saw the big issue adults made over long haired guys, it brought to light other injustices. Judging someone's hair length was as ridiculous as judging skin color. From the onset, Pamela is not a conformist. Although she doesn't participate in many civil causes, she knows she is a part of something big. Rock and Roll is her vehicle into the world of contradiction. Fifties movies and music already walked the walk and talked the talk, and from an early age she is pulled in by defiant icons like James Dean.

Although most of her generation faces the same influences, she is several steps ahead of her high school peers. When she meets Victor Hayden, she gets a passport into the world...

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