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Artist, 'Plaster Caster' Groupie Cynthia Albritton Dies At 74

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One of the world's most famous rock and roll groupies, Cynthia Albritton, has died at age 74 after battling an illness for several years.

The Chicago native was famous for her avant-garde artwork — an expansive collection of plaster molds of private parts of famous musicians.

Albritton's collection included more than 100 casts from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Gene Simmons, Jim Croce, Wayne Kramer, Noel Redding, Eric Burdon, Mark Lindsay and others.

She credited an art professor at the University of Illinois Chicago with giving her the idea, and Lindsay with helping her make her first cast.

In the early-'70s, Albritton began exhibiting her collection publicly. Croce paid homage to Albritton in his 1973 song "Five Short Minutes." Kiss did the same with 1977's "Plaster Caster."

She was later featured in documentaries, including Plaster Caster and Let's Spend the Night Together: Confessions of Rock's Greatest Groupies.

Friends told the Chicago Sun Times that Albritton was beloved for her warm, welcoming presence and her passion for art and music.

Funeral arrangements are pending, according to friends.


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