Betty Davis was an American funk and soul singer know all about her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
Betty Davis Wiki Bio
|Real Name||Betty Davis|
|Date of Birth||26 July 1945|
|Age ( As per 2022 )||76 years|
|Died||February 9, 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Durham, North Carolina, United States|
|Spouse / Partner||Miles Davis (m. 1968–1969)|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Last Update||February 2022|
Betty Davis was an American funk and soul singer. She is remembered for her indelible live performances and as having been Miles Davis’s second wife.Davis’ friend Danielle Maggio confirmed her death to Rolling Stone.Amie Downs, who was the communications director for Allegheny County where Davis resided, revealed that her cause of death was from natural causes.
Betty Davis Parents and Family
Born in 1945 according to most sources ,Betty Mabry grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and just outside Pittsboro. On her grandmother’s farm in Reidsville, North Carolina, she listened to B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, and other blues musicians. One of the first songs she wrote, at the age of 12, was called “I’m Going to Bake That Cake of Love.”Also at that age, her family moved to Pittsburgh.
Betty Davis Husband
As a model in 1966, Betty first met jazz musician Miles Davis, who was 19 years her senior.At the time he was separated from his first wife, dancer Frances Davis, and was dating actress Cicely Tyson. Betty began dating Miles in early 1968, and they were married in September 1968.In just one year of marriage, she influenced him greatly by introducing him to the fashions and the new popular music trends of the era.
Betty Davis Net Worth
Betty Davis has an estimated Net Worth around $3 Million in 2022.She is earning alot of money through her singing career.
Betty Davis Career
Aged 16, Betty left Pittsburgh for New York City, enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Technology while living with her aunt. She soaked up the Greenwich Village culture and folk music of the early 1960s. She associated herself with frequenters of the Cellar, a hip uptown club where young and stylish people congregated. It was a multiracial, artsy crowd of models, design students, actors, and singers. At the Cellar she played records and chatted people up. She also worked as a model, appearing in photo spreads in Seventeen, Ebony and Glamour.
In 1968, when she was still involved with Hugh Masekela, she recorded several songs for Columbia Records, with Masekela doing the arrangements. Two of them were released as a single: “Live, Love, Learn” b/w “It’s My Life”. Her relationship with Miles Davis began soon after her breakup from Masekela and in the spring of 1969, Betty returned to Columbia’s 52nd St. Studios to record a series of demo tracks, with Miles and Teo Macero producing. At least five songs were taped during those sessions, three of which were Mabry originals, two of which were covers of Cream and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Both Betty Davis (1973) and They Say I’m Different (1974) were reissued by Light in the Attic Records in 2007. In 2009, Light in the Attic Records reissued Nasty Gal and her unreleased fourth studio album recorded in 1976, re-titled as Is It Love or Desire?. Both reissues contained extensive liner notes and shed some light on the mystery of why her fourth album, considered possibly to be her best work by many members of her last band (Herbie Hancock, Chuck Rainey, Alphonse Mouzon),was shelved by the record label and remained unreleased for 33 years.
Material from the 1979 recording sessions was eventually used for two bootleg albums, Crashin’ from Passion (1995) and Hangin’ Out in Hollywood (1996). A greatest hits album, Anti Love: The Best of Betty Davis, was released in 2000.In 2019, Davis released “A Little Bit Hot Tonight”, her first new song in over 40 years, which was performed by Danielle Maggio, an ethnomusicologist who is a friend and associate producer on Betty: They Say I’m Different.