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Betty Mabry Davis

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Betty Mabry was born in Durham 1945 and moved to New York when she was 16
to live with her aunt and to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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In the early sixties Betty was writing songs, was a DJ at the Cellar in
Greenwich Village, and appeared in magazines as Ebony, Seventeen and Glamour.


Together with Roy Arlington she was duo Betty and Roy and recorded I’ll Be There.
Betty had a couple of singles out, called The Cellar and Get Ready For Betty.
Wrote a song called Uptown in Harlem for the Chambers Brothers.

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Through her boyfriend Hugh Masekela she signed with Columbia records
and released a single called Live, Love, Learn.

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In 1967 she met Miles Davis and married him in 1968.
Photo Baron Wolman.

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But in 1989 Betty had divorced Miles because he suspected infidelity
with Jimi Hendrix, which she denied.

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Baron Wolman had moved from Rolling Stone to Rags and
Betty appeared in issue 2 1970.

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Betty moved to London in 1971 and had her first album
out in 1973 called Betty Davis.


In an interview Betty stated that the song
Steppin in her I Miller shoes was about the life of Devon Wilson.


If I’m In Love I might Get Picked Up.
The words speak for itself.


According to Dazed in 1975, Davis’s then lover, Robert Palmer, helped her facilitate a deal with Island Records and released Nasty Gal.

Agneta Frieberg

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Agneta Frieberg was born in Sweden 1945.
In the fifties they moved to California.

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Agneta in 1948 and with mother 1951.

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She took up modelling and caught the attention of Eileen Ford.
Landed on several magazine covers.

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Agneta Frieberg, Katharine Carpenter, Robert Vaughan and David McCallum.
The man from U.N.C.L.E. 1965 photo Jerry Schatzberg.

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Agneta Frieberg New York 1966 photo Louis Faurer.
Trough Louis Faurer, her boyfriend, she came in contact with Andy Warhol.
Although I very much doubt whether she “dated” Andy (says the Wikipedia page).

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But Jimi Hendrix she "dated". Here with Devon Wilson.

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Last picture of Agneta Frieberg.
Agneta died from falling out a French hotel window in Paris on 10 May 1971.

Devon Wilson

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Devon Wilson photo Baron Wolman.

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Jimi Hendrix and Devon Wilson.

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Baron Wolman left Rolling Stone for Rags.
And in Rags issue 1 June 1970 was an interview with Devon Wilson
by Daphne Davis. Here is the story where Devon,
living with Jimi Hendrix walks off with Mick Jagger,
and saying she had been with Brian Jones earlier.


She also states that the Stones’ Stray Cat Blues
was about a certain young groupie.
“I can see that you’re fifteen years old
No I don’t want your I.D.
And I can see that you’re so far from home
But it’s no hanging matter
It’s no capital crime”.


It is said that Jimi’s song Dolly Dagger was about Devon
with a hint to Mick.
“Dolly Dagger
She drinks the blood from a jagged edge
Ah, drink up baby
Been ridin’ broomsticks since she was fifteen
Blow out all the other witches on the scene”
And Mick responded with: You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

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Devon Wilson, Agneta Frieberg and Jimi Hendrix
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Billy Cox, Colette Mimram, Jimi Hendrix, Devon Wilson and Mitch Mitchell

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Betty Davis, Miles Davis and Devon Wilson
at Jimi Hendrix’ funeral October 1, 1970.
Devon Wilson died six months later on a heroine overdose.

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