Q&A Your Groovy Questions Answered

by Ann Moses on August 8, 2017


From Gloria:
Q: Love the book Ann, my one question, I know on some of the reviews on Amazon a few people weren’t happy about your going into your sexual relationships, I think someone even said it was cheesy, were you prepared for the criticisms, would you do anything differently after seeing the comments? Thanks!

A: I admit, I was taken aback by the reader who called the sex scenes “cheesy, like a bad romance novel.” I love romance novels, but that was  not what I intended. My sharing the story of how I lost my virginity was all about putting out there that it WAS NOT like a romance novel – it was a disappointing disaster! And I was betting that many of the readers might go – “It was that way for me, too.” And if you were not in the category, lucky you!

Then, there were the parts where I share what it was like to be totally awkward and naïve about sex when Maurice and I were first falling in love. Again, hardly like a romance novel – I mean, the cot was not the most romantic setting for getting to know one another. But then, I didn’t feel I could leave out the parts where we were two young people falling in love and totally on our own with how to go about it. And the romantic moments that did happen, I felt, needed to be shared. We made it to magic!

What I have focused on is all the wonderful comments I have received from readers how said they truly appreciated my honesty. So, that’s what resonates with me.

From Jamie:
Q: Is there one celebrity you always wanted to interview but never had the opportunity (for whatever reason – i.e., they didn’t want to be interviewed)?

A: No way can I limit my answer to one! Of course, there’s the Beatles. Just to meet them would have been the ultimate – they were the ones who started it all, along with all the artists that inspired John, Paul, George and Ringo.

That said, here’s the others performers that I always wanted to interview:

James Taylor – saw his opening at the Troubadour, but never asked for an interview – he was hardly a Tiger Beat fave, but I have loved his music forever and to do an interview in the early years would have frozen that place-in-time with a new artist.




John Denver – I mention him in the book, regretting that I sent an editorial assistant to the interview. I’ve been a fan during all the years he was performing and living in Aspen. We raised our sons in Colorado, and he really captured the Colorado Rocky Mountain high vibe perfectly.


Little Richard – I was very fortunate to interview many of the early greats like Little Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and James Brown. One time when the DC5 came to LA, they asked if I could get them in to see Little Richard. I made the arrangements – he was playing in a very small (old fashioned piano bar type club) on the Sunset strip and I got us a comp table. He gave a mind-blowing performance. Why, oh, why didn’t I ask for an interview for NME? Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Russ August 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Nice blog! I will be a regular visitor. Loved the book.


Carolyn DiGiovanni August 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm

I do not think the sex scenes were cheesy! You were being honest in your coming of age experience. I am your age and my first experience was very disappointing. No fireworks 💥! Did not know what we were doing and I understand how you felt! Your book is a treasure to me! ( I still love Maurice Gibb) He was the glue to that group!


Boomer August 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm

I was a huge John Denver fan from back in the Mitchell Trio days…Without too many details- I know for a fact John’s personal problems had become very pronounced, and that he had way more alcohol the day he crashed his plane than he should have, going back to early that day (playing golf)…. It makes me so sad that such a talented, giving person had to go because of his own problems…RIP JD… <3


Susan January 23, 2018 at 11:44 am

Ann, I just finished your book (in record time!), and enjoyed it so much! I was a regular reader during your later time at Tiger Beat; I loved Donny Osmond, and The Partridge Family – the show itself more than David Cassidy, and I thought Susan Dey was beautiful. I’m sure I will be thinking of many questions to ask on your Q&A, what an exciting life you led! Thanks so much for sharing that time with us!


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