"The record player's broken on the floor,
And ben, he can't restore it.
-George Harrison's song Miss O'Dell
Chris O'Dell signed "Best Wishes" Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved.
A former Apple employee, and variously assistant and facilitator to musical acts such as The Beatles, Derek & the Dominos, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Santana.
In the space of two years, O'Dell witnessed first-hand a series of key moments in rock 'n' roll. She joined in the backing chorus on the song Hey Jude; she was on the Apple rooftop in January 1969 when the Beatles played live for the last time; she personally delivered the harmonicas for Bob Dylan's comeback performance at the Isle of Wight; and on the day Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the Beatles, she was there at George Harrison's Friar Park mansion when Harrison and John Lennon met to discuss the news. Later in the 1970s, O'Dell went on to work with the Rolling Stones, during the LA sessions for Exile on Main St. (1972) and their STP US tour, and on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 1974 reunion tour and Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue of 1975,
Both George Harrison's song Miss O'Dell and Leon Russell's song Pisces Apple Lady were inspired by Chris O'Dell.