Betty Davis


Betty Davis is an American funk singer. She was Miles Davis's second wife.

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  • Why Lower, Longer Is Still A Good Bet
    Wall Street Journal - Sep 10, 2016
  • 1,000 Words: The Right To Die Party
    NPR - Aug 11, 2016
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    This Is Why It Takes Guts To Turn 60 Years Old
    Huffington Post - Aug 09, 2016
  • 1950 Bette Davis Film
    NYTimes - Mar 01, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Davis.


1945 Birth Born Betty Mabry in 1945, Betty Davis grew up in Pittsburgh and Durham, North Carolina, where she cultivated her love for music. … Read More


1967 21 Years Old 1 More Event
The single was a local jam for the Cellar. Yet Davis’ first professional gig wasn’t until she wrote “Uptown (to Harlem)” for the Chambers Brothers. Their 1967 album was a major success, but Davis was already moving on with her modeling career. … Read More
1973 27 Years Old Her first record, Betty Davis, was released in 1973. … Read More


1979 33 Years Old …  After a final recording session in 1979, Davis eventually stopped making music and returned to Pennsylvania. … Read More


2000 54 Years Old A greatest hits album, Anti Love: The Best of Betty Davis, was released in 2000.


2007 61 Years Old Both Betty Davis and They Say I'm Different were re-released by Seattle's Light in the Attic Records on May 1, 2007.
2009 63 Years Old In September 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? (the original title was Crashin' From Passion).
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