Monday, March 23, 2015

Lithofayne Pridgeon, Hendrix's girlfriend: Interview in the Guardian

While I'm extolling the virtues of Roadies, I should also mention that The Guardian had a piece on another aspect of musician support networks. Not that I'm suggesting this lady, the amazingly-named Lithofayne Pridgon, was a groupie, in the vulgar sense. She is one of those women like Pattie Boyd, Charlotte Martin or June Child who seemed to understand rock musicians and their odd lifestyles and ended up dating or marrying several of them.

Lithofayne Pridgeon was associated with Sly Stone, Little Willie John, and of course Jimi Hendrix. She also befriended such men as James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye. It's an incredible life story, and the Guardian gives a long interview and brief overview of her life.

My favorite remains Pamela Des Barres, though, because she is such a sweetie. Also, she wrote a tell-all book, which always helps.


KaliDurga said...

She really sounds amazing. And I've come to the conclusion that I'm Shakin' is not one of Little Willie John's best songs. Jack White turned it into dynamite, but Willie John himself is much better on tunes like All Around The World and Fever.

Lyle Hopwood said...

She is amazing.

I always get Little Willie John confused with Willie and the Hand Jive which is of course by Johnny Otis.

KaliDurga said...

Oooh, Little Willie was a crooner, not hand jiver--

Lyle Hopwood said...

Grits and groceries, eggs and poultries, and Mona Lisa was a man.

I've never heard that before. Great!

KaliDurga said...

Isn't that a great line?


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