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.