Moved to NYC at age 16 to study at FIT. Became a model and uptown scenester. Married Miles Davis at the ripe old age of 23. Introduced Miles to Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, becoming the inspiration and muse behind his groundbreaking Bitches Brew.
Funk Visionary and all around Strong Black Woman. Censured by the NAACP for being too raunchy. Kicked off Island records for being too "uncommercial".
And, she wrote what could have been some DL anthems. "If I'm in luck, I'll get picked up", "Don't call her a tramp", "Whory Angel".
WHET? Retired to PA to raise a family in the late '70s.
Reminisces? Stories? Appreciations?
I love this bad ass.