We can’t get enough of the goddesses of the rock & roll underworld! As the “good” girls were taking debutante classes or tutoring kids, these temptresses were racking up wild memories living by their own rules.
Lori Mattix a.k.a Lori Lightening, Lori Maddix, Lori Maddox
Muse of: Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Jeff Beck, Sylvain Sylvain, Ron Wood, Keith Moon, and Mickey Finn.
Muse of: George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
Inspired songs: George Harrison’s “Something” and “I Need You” as well as Eric Clapton’s”Wonderful Tonight” and “Bell Bottom Blues.”
“Will you marry me? Well, if you won’t marry me, will you have dinner with me tonight?” – What George Harrison said to Patti upon meeting her.
Muse of: Keith Richards.
“He was constantly making me mixed tapes, and he would do beautiful drawings on them.” – Patti Hansen (on her courtship with Keith)
“Unbelievably she is the most beautiful specimen in the WORLD. But that ain’t it! It certainly helps but it’s her mind, her joy of life and she thinks this battered junkie is the guy she loves. I’m over the moon and peeing in my pants.”— Keith Richards about Patti Hansen right after their first date. Quote taken from his autobiography, Life.
Muse of: Jackson Browne, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Brian Jones, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, John Cale, and Jackson Browne.
Photo by Elaine Mayes
“Nico had a relationship with me that was not unlike a kind of an art mother or art instruction at a certain time in my life. I could have done better by her.” -Iggy Pop
Muse of: Serge Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Hermes.
Francoise and Dali
Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg
Francoise Hardy and Brian Jones
Francoise and Bob Dylan
Mick Jagger and Francoise Hardy – 1965
“He doesn’t know this, but he was the first one who gave me a little more confidence in myself because in an interview for a French magazine for young girls he said that I was his ideal woman.” – Francoise Hardy on Mick Jagger
Bob Dylan wrote the following poem about Hardy:
Some Other Kinds Of Songs
for françoise hardy
at the seine’s edge
a giant shadow
of notre dame
seeks t’ grab my foot
whirl by on thin bicycles
swirlin’ lifelike colors of leather spin
the breeze yawns food
far from the bellies
of erhard meetin’ johnson
piles of lovers
lay themselves on their books. boats.
clothed in curly mustaches
float on the benches
blankets of tourists
in bright red nylon shirts
with straw hats of ambassadors …
Muse of: Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Bobbie Neuwirth
“I don’t know how she did it. Fire
She was shaking all over. It took
her hours to put her make-up on.
But she did it. Even the false eye-lashes.
She ordered gin with triple
limes. Then a limousine. Everyone
knew she was the real heroine of
Blonde on Blonde.
oh it isn’t fair
oh it isn’t fair
how her ermine hair
turned men around
she was white on white
so blonde on blonde
and her long long legs
how I used to beg
to dance with her
but I never had
a chance with her…”
Excerpt from the poem “Edie Sedgwick” by Patti Smith
Muse of: David Johansen, Steven Tyler, David Bowie.
Inspired songs: David Bowie’s “Jean Genie” and the New York Dolls “Looking For A Kiss.”
Cyrinda Foxe and David Johansen
Cyrinda Foxe and David Bowie (above and below)
Cyrinda Foxe and Steven Tyler
Watch Cyrinda Foxe strut her stuff in the video for “Jean Genie,” below, shot by Mick Rock in San Francisco. (1972)