The Original Funky Diva!
Betty Davis made a big impact on the first half of my life. As a teen, I wanted to dress like her, sing like her and be like her. I spent the better part of my teens and twenties trying to emulate her style and channeling the essence of her talent and rock appeal. She is the main reason I wanted (and attempted) to take my place on the stage. I never got to see her perform live on stage, but her music alone made me want to chase my dream of a career in music.
She will be honored with a concert this weekend at the Charles H. Wright, Museum of African-American History in Detroit. Check out the following Detroit News article that gives background info on Betty Davis and details of the concert tribute.