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‘Sweet, Sweet Connie’ in Grand Funk Railroad hit dies at 66

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Connie Hamzy, a rock ‘n’ roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as “sweet, sweet Connie” in the 1973 Grand Funk Railroad hit “We’re an American Band,” has died.

She was 66.

In 2019, the Little Rock woman told KTHV: “I was determined to become a famous groupie. I really was.” An obituary posted by a Little Rock funeral home said she died Saturday. The Pulaski County Coroner hasn’t released any details on her death.

Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer, who wrote and sang lead vocals on “We’re An American Band,” told The Associated Press he was sorry to hear of Hamzy’s death. He remembered her as a sweet, outgoing girl who just wanted to be famous.

She published a memoir in 1995 under the title Rock Groupie: The Intimate Adventures of “Sweet Connie” from Little Rock.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home (Little Rock, Arkansas)

 

Source: AP – All contents copyright 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 

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