Antedating of "Groupie"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 12 17:25:07 UTC 2014

groupie (OED 1967)

1966 _Hartford Courant_ 2 Feb. 21 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The big rock 'n' roll groups such as "The Animals," "Herman's Hermits," "The Beatles," etc., have a name for those teen-age girls who hang around for hours awaiting a glimpse of their favorites.  The boys call their fervent fans "groupies."

Fred Shapiro

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