Watkins was born in 1940 in Georgia, and became interested in guitar as a child. At around age 20, she met Piano Red, a local radio host, and joined his band, Piano Red and the Meter-tones (later known as Dr. Feelgood & The Interns). They are best known for their hits “Dr. Feelgood”, “Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo”, and “Mister Moonlight”, and toured until about 1965.
Nice write up on our friend and regular Willie Mae rock camp performer Beverly Watkins over at sheshredsmag