Freak Out 1966… with Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde the first two double albums.
The Mothers were originally a band called The Soul Giants, which as soon as
they asked Frank Zappa, were taken over by Frank. They quitted the singer
Alice Stewart. So that left Ray Collins, Roy Estrada, Jimmy Carl Black,
Elliot Ingber and Frank Zappa. The record company MGM didn’t like the name
and suggested The Mothers Auxiliary. Frank came up with the name
The Mothers of Invention.
The song ‘Groupie Bang Bang’ didn’t land on the album.
Was it because of the lyrics?
Byrds and Stones dig the way she dance
And ev’ry damn one gets in her pants
Paul McCartney and Ringo too
Say she balls better than Epstein do
Took her home with me last night
Tore off the clothes and turned down the light
Had her boogie on my lap
Four days later I had the clap
Anyway … eventually it ended up on The MOFO Project/Object (Deluxe Edition)
Left to right: Jimmy Carl Black, Frank Zappa, Ray Collins (hanging), Elliot Ingber,
Carl Franzoni, some nice girls and Roy Estrada.
Franzoni was a dancer in Vito Paulekas’ group.
The girl in the back might be Pamela Zarubica
Ken Patterson and Vito’s Dancers with The Fraternity Fraturnity of Man
The description says some Paul Butterfield stuff
but the music is Electric Flag’s Freak Out.
Heather Theresa Taylor was born in June 1947 in London,
but soon moved with her family tot Connecticut.
Heather met Davy Jones of the Monkees when her brother was in the musical Oliver!
on Broadway and Davy was the Artful Dodger.
“We had a little romance and we were crazy about each other, although it was
quite comical as he was 5 ft 1 and I’m 6 ft. I even ran his fan club, opening
all these letters from adoring girls.”
Heather took up modelling and ended on the Peter and Gordon album.
During Murray the K fifth dimension show in March 1967 she met
Roger Daltrey of the Who. She was modeling on the same show.
Heather and Roger married in 1971.
They have three children: Rosie, Willow and Jamie.
Heather and Keith Moon.
Roger, Heather, Linda and Paul 1976.
In the eighties.
With Catherine James
Heather and Jeremy Clarkson.
No pictures of her and Davy Jones, Gordon Waller, Jimi Hendrix,
Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.
Heather Taylor has her own website.
As far as if she was the inspiration for Foxy Lady there’s only
Hendrix biographer Harry Shapiro as I mentioned in the post
about the other candidate Lithofayne Pridgon.
Lithofayne Pridgon was born in 1940 in Moultrie, Georgia.
In 1955 Lithofayne met Little Willie John in the Roseland Ballroom
in Holy Oak, Massachusetts.
“My mama was going with the band leader, so that’s how I met Willie.
My first kiss and everything.”
Interview Chris Campion
There is another interview Gallery Magazine September 1982
“Seduced by Sam Cooke at only 16.”
“a roll call that includes Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye,
Sly Stone, Ike Turner and James Brown.”
She was also Etta James’s best friend.
“When she ran into Hendrix in 1963, at the stage door of the Apollo, she had come to see Cooke, who was performing there.”
Lithofayne or Faye as she was called on the inside sleeve of Electric Ladyland (1968)…
… picture taken at about the same time (same hat).
Faye and Jimi at Wells Chicken and Waffles in Harlem
with Albert and Arthur Allen.
In the 1973 Joe Boyd documentary.
Is Foxy Lady about Faye?
Campion says: yes
Faye: “He used to call every pet we had ‘Foxy’ …
later on … a poodle; he named that Foxy, too”
Hendrix biographer Harry Shapiro suggests that song’s lyrics were inspired by Heather Taylor, who later married Roger Daltrey of the Who.
And on this channel you can hear Faye singing the blues.