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Connie Hamzy

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Connie Parente

Connie Hamzy

Connie Hamzy posing with her arms crossed and wearing a purple long-sleeved shirt and wearing multiple ID's.

January 9, 1955 (age 66) (
Little Rock, Arkansas

Media personality, groupie

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"Sweet" Connie Hamzy Parente (born January 9, 1955), also called "Sweet Sweet" Connie or Connie Flowers, is an American woman who is known as a groupie who claims to have had sex with numerous rock musicians. Hamzy also received some attention for her claim that she was propositioned by Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas.

Connie Hamzy sittng down a couch with Katrina Bowden and wearing a sleeveless shirt with light blue lines.

Sweet, sweet Connie was "determined" to become famous groupie

She is mentioned in Grand Funk Railroad's song "We're an American Band" ("Sweet, sweet Connie, doin' her act/ She had the whole show and that's a natural fact.")

Connie Hamzy smiling and wearing a white strapless shirt with polka dots design and holding a pepsi cup.

Hamzy personally claims to have given oral sex to various members of the many bands that have traveled through Little Rock. Her alleged groupie escapades were detailed in a Cosmopolitan profile in 1974, and in 1992 she wrote a tell-all article for Penthouse.

Connie Hamzy smiling happily with Billy Bowden and wearing a bra only and some large earrings.

In 1991, Hamzy was briefly in the news due to her claim that, in 1984, she had been approached by an Arkansas state trooper on behalf of Bill Clinton. She claimed that she and Clinton had looked for "a place where they could have some privacy for an assignation, but couldn't find one." George Stephanopoulos later recounted that Clinton told him a different story of his meeting with Hamzy. According to Clinton, Hamzy had approached him in a hotel lobby, flipped down her bikini top, and asked him, "What do you think of these?" Stephanopoulos secured affidavits from three people who had been accompanying Clinton and confirmed Clinton's recollection. When asked about Hamzy by reporters, Stephanopoulos responded by denying the story off the record and offering to provide the affidavits, also off the record. Although CNN Headline News reported Hamzy's allegations once, neither CNN nor other mainstream news organizations pursued the story further.

Hamzy published a memoir in 1995 under the title Rock Groupie: The Intimate Adventures of "Sweet Connie" from Little Rock (ISBN 9781561713615).

Connie Hamzy posing while wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and holding a beer can.

In 1996, Hamzy sought to run as an independent for the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas' 2nd congressional district, but ultimately did not appear on the general election ballot.

Connie Hamzy smiling and wearing a white shirt with her thick hair.

Hamzy was featured in a segment of the Insomniac with Dave Attell episode in Little Rock.

She was also interviewed on the Howard Stern Show on December 4, 1991, and again on December 8, 2010.


Connie Hamzy Wikipedia