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Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

In his posthumously published memoir Rick James says he spent time “getting to know” the actress during a short stint living at the Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills. Later, he found out that Linda had gotten pregnant by him and had an abortion without his knowledge. His 1983 hit song “Cold Blooded” came from that discovery. “It was about how Linda could freeze my blood,” he wrote. In his autobiography, Memoirs of a Super Freak, he explained:

Actress Linda Blair (The Exorcist) came to Buffalo to see me and I was very happy to see her. A few months before her visit she had called to say that she had-had an abortion, and that it had been my child. She said she was in the middle of shooting a movie and was starting to show, and she didn’t think I would care anyway. She was wrong. I did care deeply. I loved Linda and it hurt me that she would choose to abort our child without even wanting to talk to me about it first. I still look back on her choice with sadness and wonder about our baby, and how having that child might have changed me life. One night during her visit, I took her into the studio and we sat down at one of my synthesizers. I was showing Linda how to write a song on keyboards and I started playing. I told her that in composition you’re ok as long as you keep playing. It’s when your fingers stop moving that you’re in trouble. The next thing I knew I was composing a tune about her called, “Cold Blooded.” She was the inspiration for that song.

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Linda says they’re in love: Linda Blair and Rick James photographed by Richard Corkery on

October 26, 1982. (via NY Daily News)

In an interview accompanying a topless pictorial in Oui magazine, actress Linda Blair, 23, revealed that she found James “very sexy.” Rick, who was shown the piece by a member of his retinue, returned the compliment through an intermediary. And before you can say “bicoastal blind date,” they winged it to New York for a multinight stand. That was last month. Now they talk daily and plan future assignations. “I had learned very well to be single,” Linda says, “but Rick turned my head around.” The feeling, apparently, is mutual. “She’s my baby,” James responds. “I really care for her deeply. She had a lot of hard times, like myself, and managed to rise above them.”

(Excerpt via People Magazine – November 22, 1982)

Linda Blair pictorial for Playboy Italia (…

Linda Blair pictorial for

Playboy Italia

(March 1983)

Fun Fact: Linda was dating Rick James during this time and he wrote his 1983 hit song “Cold Blooded” about her.

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Rick James and Linda Blair, 1982.

“Linda was incredible. A free spirit. A beautiful mind. A mind-blowing body. She liked getting high and getting down as much as I did. We posed topless for a photograph that showed up everywhere. We didn’t care. We were doing our own thing our own way. It was a love affair that I hope would last. It didn’t.”                

(Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James)

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Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

In his posthumously published memoir, “Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James,” Rick says he spent time getting to “know” the actress at the Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills. Later, he found out that Linda had gotten pregnant by him and obtained an abortion without his knowledge. His 1983 hit song “Cold Blooded” came from that discovery. “It was about how Linda could freeze my blood,” he wrote.

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Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

In his posthumously published memoir, “Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James,” Rick says he spent time getting to “know” the actress at the Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills. Later, he found out that Linda had gotten pregnant by him and obtained an abortion without his knowledge. His 1983 hit song “Cold Blooded” came from that discovery. “It was about how Linda could freeze my blood,” he wrote.

Linda says they’re in love: Linda Blair and …

Linda says they’re in love: Linda Blair and Rick James photographed by Richard Corkery on

October 26, 1982. (via NY Daily News)

In an interview accompanying a topless pictorial in Oui magazine, actress Linda Blair, 23, revealed that she found James “very sexy.” Rick, who was shown the piece by a member of his retinue, returned the compliment through an intermediary. And before you can say “bicoastal blind date,” they winged it to New York for a multinight stand. That was last month. Now they talk daily and plan future assignations. “I had learned very well to be single,” Linda says, “but Rick turned my head around.” The feeling, apparently, is mutual. “She’s my baby,” James responds. “I really care for her deeply. She had a lot of hard times, like myself, and managed to rise above them.”

(Excerpt via People Magazine – November 22, 1982)

Rick James and Linda Blair (1982) In his po…

Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

In his posthumously published memoir, “Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James,” Rick says he spent time getting to “know” the actress at the Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills. Later, he found out that Linda had gotten pregnant by him and obtained an abortion without his knowledge. His 1983 hit song “Cold Blooded” came from that discovery. “It was about how Linda could freeze my blood,” he wrote.