STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans
Past S.V.A. Social
(39 fun-filled and musical years from 1969 to 2008)
New Millennium Performer Composite of David Foxworth
Ray McCaffrey and David Foxworth in Greenwich Village, New York
[Photo by Willson Lee Henderson]
David in rehearsal June 2002 at the Psychic Cafe in
[Photo by Willson Henderson]
Jenkins Foxworth (DJF)'s S.V.A. biography 411 is coming!
People like boxing king Emile Griffith, Ramon Bellido, Willson Henderson, Jack Rojas,
Sonia Jane Attkiss, Leigh
McManus, Storme DeLarverie, Ivana Valentin and Dave West
were actually met
by David at The STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club at 51 Christopher Street
in Greenwich Village,
N.Y.C. Determined David diligently travelled all the way to the Gay hotspot
The STONEWALL Club regularly from Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. Philly is popularly known as
the 'sixth borough of New York City'! If David couldn't round up some Philly friends to drive in
their car... he took the bus and as David proudly professed: "...left the driving to Greyhound"! And,
to quote another DJF witicism: "As Granny Mae used to say, ya'all come back
now, "Honey Chile""!
David J. Foxworth has been in the music business since he was a chile
Some of his famous singing star friends include: Patti LaBelle, The
Maxine Brown, Eddie Holman, Darlene
Love, The Crystals, LaLa Brooks,
Teddy Pendergrass, Nona Hendryx, The Orlons, The Ritchie
Dodie Draher, First Choice, Norman Connors, Barbara Mason, Sarah
Dash, The Village People esp. Alex Briley the Soldier, Vivian Reed,
Len Barry, 18-Karat Gold, The O'Jays, and the late and Gay Luther
Vandross and the late and even Gayer Sylvester!
David J. Foxworth goes
to Brooklyn Gay Pride! Pictured (l-2-r)
some veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion namely Willson
L. Henderson (red t-shirt, back turned), Ray McCaffrey (white cap),
Heffernan (beard) and David. To David's right is G.L.B.T. communities reporter and writer,
Tony Phillips, who is conducting an in-depth story on the STONEWALL
Association for Next Magazine.
[Photo by Leigh McManus]
David Foxworth waving
highly and proudly riding in the
1969 convertible "Stonewall Car"
in a New York City Gay Pride Parade with the STONEWALL Veterans'
David is an S.V.A. charter member from the very beginning in
the Summer of 1969.
Also riding in the car are Terri Van Dyke sitting in the back seat
(left with cap) and Bert
Coffman (right with hand wave). The SVA's Ambassadress Cristina Hayworth is standing and
shouting. Sitting atop the back seat (right, head turned with wide-brimmed hat)
Magora Kennedy, the SVA's flamboyant chaplain. Ray McCaffrey is driving the classic,
grand, famous and
historic blue 1969 convertible known as the "Stonewall Car"!
[Christopher Street photo by Luis Torres from the DeWitt Clinton Houses]
David Foxworth moved
from Manhattan in New York City back to his hometown region
of South Philadelphia in
Pennsylvania -- after more than a
quarter-of-a-century residency, performing, working, partying
and Gay life in "The Big Apple".
David's last residence in New York City was at the Times Square
Residence Hotel on West 43rd Street at Eighth Avenue.
How-be-ever, David will again be joining the STONEWALL
Veterans' Association leading the 39th annual New York City
Parade with the 1969 convertible "Stonewall Car" on Sunday the 29th of
=2008 Maxine Brown concert=
Maxine Brown, the legendary R&B singer from the
-- and longtime supporter of the S.V.A. and personal friend of David
Jenkins-Foxworth -- will be concerting at
Joe's Famous Pub at the Joseph Papp Theater at 425 Lafayette Street
near Astor Place in Manhattan on Saturday, June
7th, 2008 @ 8 p.m. Join the S.V.A. and David in
welcoming "Maxi" again! Enjoy Maxine's classic hits
such as "Funny", "All In My Mind" and "Hold On, I'm Coming" (duet
with Chuck Jackson) and, especially, her popular
jukebox songs namely "Oh, No, Not My Baby", "One Step At A Time, Boy"
"We'll Cry Together". For your music information, besides Carole
King writing Maxine's "Not My Baby", she also wrote the popular
follow-up "It's Gonna Be Alright". And, before Nick Ashford
& Valerie Simpson left Scepter Records to go to Motown, they wrote
Maxi's gem "One Step". Had that "Ain't No Mountain" songwriting
duo stayed.... For more info on Joe's Pub visit: www.JoesPub.com.
Joe's phone number is (212)
539-8778. After the sold-out show, a special group of Maxine's
friends, headed by David, went out to a celebratory and reunion
Unfortunately, David J, who called Willson and AnDre
in New York on
Sunday, June 1, was hospitalized on Tuesday, June 3 in Philadelphia.
David was transferred by ambulance to a specialty hospital on
Friday evening, June 6, at 9 p.m. Willson was notified and he
updated Maxine. Of course,
Miss Brown was terribly disappointed, as we all were, that David
could not have been in New York City during Gay Pride Month to see
and to be with his fellow Stonewallers leading the New York City Gay
David planned to do both!!
Meanwhile, David had thankfully rebounded! Moreover, a book
on David's exciting, musical and challenging life is in the works!
3 August 1947 * 15 September 2008
transitions to Rock 'n' Soul Heaven=
exits 'stage left! Having AIDS for nearly 30 years was one
mountain high enough to
climb and deal with all of its necessary strategies and inherent
dangers. However, David's life philosophy was Diana Ross's
momentous theme song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough":
As David was known for saying: "Jesus, don't fail me now!"
Unfortunately, dealing with 'stage four' lung cancer is more than
anyne can survive for too long. David was a lifelong heavy
smoker. It should be recognized that he enjoyed every puff! David
passed away on a late Monday afternoon the 15th of September of
2008 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. David never
expected that he would live to see 40 much less 61!
David Jenkins Foxworth's memorial service
was held belatedly
hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It happened on a Monday morning
(the last time frame that David would have ever chosen) @ 11 a.m. on
the 29th of September in 2008. If David had to choose a song for
that scenario, it no doubt would have been the Stonewall song, "Monday, Monday (Can't Trust That Day)".
We are informed that original choices for dates were previously
booked; thus the
delayed date and inconvenient time Location for the religious
service was Beulah Baptist Church on Spruce Street in West
Philadelphia. The S.V.A. was honorably represented by longtime
David friend and Stonewall vet Carole B. Williams from Manhattan, NY. In fact, they
met nearly 40 years ago through S.V.A. founder Willson
L. Henderson. In turn, Carole hooked Willson on "Greetings",
which he has used ever since whenever he answers his telephone. David, who 'posilutely' loved
Ernestine the Telephone Operator -- from Lily Tomlin's
character on television's popular "Laugh-In" show -- since
1969, used as his impersonating and humorous phone opening: "One
ringy dingy... two
ringy dingies... three ringy dingies....!"
Gay History Month
51st Anniversary of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion=====
[Friday night, June 27
~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969, Manhattan, New York City]