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14 January 2009 @ 11:29 am
cross to dallas, texas with the butter queen.  
After yesterday's post of KISS and Miss Pamela on the Oprah show, which featured "Barbara Butter Queen", I was interested in knowing a little more about Miss Butter Queen so I decided to search her and found these little bits of information.

I found this from rulefortytwo.com
The Butter Queen, real name Barbara Cope, was an industrious groupie based in Dallas, Texas, linked with countless ’70s rock stars from Joe Cocker to Donovan to Mick Jagger. “I got on with her famously,” Elton John said. David Cassidy has described her showing up at his hotel suite in the early ’70s with two apprentices, ready to orally service his entire band and crew. She called room service and ordered her trademark: a pound of butter. She used the Land O’ Lakes as a lubricant, but of course, once it warmed up, it smelled like hot popcorn–which meant that a blowjob from the Butter Queen had the distinctly unerotic aroma of a movie theater lobby.
Well, that's creative. lol

I also found an interview of her from the David Cassidy fansite.
You can read the interview here.

Also, Barbara is apparently the Butter Queen mentioned in the Rolling Stones' song "Rip this Joint" and had a seven minute sequence in Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen".

Anybody else know anything about her or know of any other photos?
Current Mood: productive
Current Music: "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin
Karen: robert and jimmy by drooblesscerisaye on January 14th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Robert Plant dedicates Dazed & Confused "to my old friend the Butter Queen" on the Led Zeppelin bootleg recording Tympani For The Butter Queen from Fort Worth, Texas, 19th May 1973.

John Paul Jones played the orchestra. Let's hear it for John Paul Jones who played the orchestra. As you're so responsive, I think you can give yourself a round of applause. We'd like to ah, in fact it's got nothing to do with we. It's got something to do with me. I'd like to dedicate this next one to ah, an old friend of mine, if she's about anywhere. The Butter Queen. The Butter Queen. Fantastic. Do you know what it's like? Far out. She is too much really, and so we're , we, and this is an old one. An oldie, but goodie.

Elizabeth: Led Zeppelinerizabeff on January 14th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Cockroachette: sparkytaeaux on January 15th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Wow thanks! Now that we know what she looked like in the 70s and 80s, I wonder what she looks like today.
Elizabeth: Kim Kerriganerizabeff on January 15th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I wonder too. If she retired at 22 like the article said she might have turned into a Texas housewife or something, for all we know.
she likes the boys in the band: sapphireruby_toosday on January 15th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks for the information, there doesn't seem to be too much else out there about her. I've always wondered about her. I love the girls that came up with all these wild ideas back then...but butter? Really? I guess it worked for her though! :)
Elizabeth: Pamela Des Barreserizabeff on January 15th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I kept searching but kept running into sites about Paula Deen, which I found hilarious given Miss Butter Queen's reputation.
Maybe the butter appealed to some sort of strange Betty Crocker fantasies. lol
lynxolita: Stevielynxolita on January 17th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Wow great research, it's amazing that she was with soo many incredible bands but is virtually unknown. I'd love to know what she's up to now!
I wonder if her and Pamela talked after the taping of Oprah, I bet they'd have good stories to share!
chrismontrose on July 18th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Barbara (Shelton) Cope
Barbara Cope just got old and uglier, to tell you the truth. That was a really gross nasty female, not someone that would be considered in the same class with Pam des Barres, by any stretch. She was loud and obnoxious and crude and physically unattractive. She stopped being a groupie because nobody wanted her anymore. She still hangs around in Dallas. Somebody saw her at a club there a few years ago. They said she looks terrible.
Elizabeth: Led Zeppelin - roberterizabeff on July 19th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: Barbara (Shelton) Cope
Did you create an account just to bash the Butter Queen?
texas_girl_69 on May 2nd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Barbara (Shelton) Cope
THE BUTTER QUEEN is alive & well living in Dallas & is not a Texas housewife. She looks very good to be 61 years old. I spoke with her recently and she is currently writing a book about her groupie days. Sounds like the previous poster is jealous of the REAL Barbara Cope who still remains friends with many rock stars and groupies. Really Pamela Des Barres? You mean the groupie who bad mouthed anyone she thought was competition? (per BeBe Buell in the book PLEASE KILL ME: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk)
Elizabeth: Audrey - moon rivererizabeff on May 2nd, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Barbara (Shelton) Cope
I'd be interested in reading The Butter Queen's book.
texas_girl_69 on May 4th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Re: Barbara (Shelton) Cope
I was told her book should be out later this year. I will post any updates about it when I find out. I also think it will be an interesting book to read. :)
Elizabeth: Emmylou - queen of the silver dollarerizabeff on May 4th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: Barbara (Shelton) Cope
Thanks for the info?
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Elizabeth: Janis- tell mamaerizabeff on November 7th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Butter Queen book
Sounds like it'd be an great read.
Peach KayPeach Kay on November 29th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Barbara Cope
I found a recent pic of her on her Facebook page, but I wouldn't want everyone harassing her. She isn't ugly, as the above poster stated....but she definitely looks her age.
Elizabeth: Anna Karina - pierrot le fouerizabeff on December 1st, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
Re: Barbara Cope
I don't think there's anything wrong with a woman showing her age, but I agree, unfriendly users like the commenter above would ruin it for the rest of us. :c
El MarEl Mar on March 19th, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
Barbara The Butter Queen
I only read about Barbara The Butter Queen recently in David Cassidy's book "C'mon Get Happy." (It is now March 18 2017 as I type this comment).
From David Cassidy's description, Barbara The Butter Queen was about 30 years old and looked tired and "not attractive." However someone on this thread says that Barbara is now in her 60s.
In "C'mon Get Happy" it seemed that David Cassidy was describing his heyday touring life in the early 70s. He himself was in his early 20s then. So by theory and conjecture, if she actually was about 30 when David was in his early 20s, Barbara the Butter Queen
should be nearing her 70s now if she has not already.
But if she is in her 60s now, then she is about the same age as David Cassidy himself who is currently about to turn 67.
Also what is strange is that David says in "C'mon Get Happy" that he heard Barbara The Butter Queen say that she believes that Rock and Roll is dead and she had already seen it in it's glory days. This was the early 1970s so if Barbara The Butter Queen was a groupie in the 1960s ( and she indicated that she was)she must have been an under-aged one (unless she actually was in her 20s in the 1960s and David Cassidy was right that she looked about 30 when he first met her in the early 1970s.
So fresh and so clean.
Susan Hill on January 15th, 2018 02:04 am (UTC)
1/14/2018 R.I.P. BARBARA COPE

She passed away today 1/14/2018 ... she had an interesting and colorful life. Remained beautiful inside and out ❣️


S. H.
Paul KalichPaul Kalich on January 15th, 2018 04:12 am (UTC)
RE: 1/14/2018 R.I.P. BARBARA COPE
She lived in Dallas still east of White Rock Lake and died in a house fire.
Reverbbb Privitt on January 15th, 2018 02:53 pm (UTC)
Did she ever publish that book? It would seem that any paper manuscripts would have burned up in the fire. I would love to read her story from her perspective.