It kind of sounds like a cool band name, but actually it is something that I learned about Bebe Buell when I met her at Chiller Theatre on October 27, 2012. It has been quite some time since I had went for the autographs of Playboy Playmates solely on the strength of them being a Playmate. Bebe was no exception because the fact that she was the November 1974 Playmate of the Month was just one of the things that I knew about Bebe.
Although she never liked being referred to as a ‘groupie’, the fact is that she can claim to have dated Todd Rundgren (in a much publicized romance), as well as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, and Jimmy Page. How’s that for credentials?
Then of course she had a child with Aerosmith lead singer Stephen Tyler. That baby became famous actress Liv Tyler, who until age nine thought her name was Liz Rundgren. Bebe also made music, an EP in 1981 and then a full-length album in 2011, neither of which I’ve ever heard.
The other thing I learned about Bebe Buell when I met her was that she clearly had quite a disdain for photo-bombers. When my friend Peter snapped the second photo of me, this one holding up the signed photo I had just purchased from her for $20, some douchemonkey felt the need to stick his ugly head into the photo.
Peter pointed it out, and we tried again, only to notice that he had now poked his pointed brainless cranium into the photo on the other side. She’d had enough and yelled at him for being a pointy-headed brainless douchemonkey (not using those words precisely), which finally scared him off. I had paid an extra $5.00 for the photo with her, and I finally ended up with one without our monkey in it.
It was pretty cool to have Bebe Buell be an advocate for me and getting my money’s worth. I guess if I had one complaint, it would be about the limited number of photos she had for sale, all of them recent shots mos likely to promote the recent album. There were so many nice and sexy and more famous photos taken of her over the years, that it would have been nicer to add one of those to my collection.
Still, anyone who hates photo-bombers and dated six major rock stars is okay with me.
This (finally) concludes the celebrities of the Fall 2012 Chiller Theatre show in Parsippany, New Jersey. Return to the original posting here…