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Merry Clayton: She Was Born on Christmas Day

Todd Everett, Rolling Stone, 25 June 1970

LOS ANGELES — There is a world of confusion in the music press — not to mention that among record companies — about the identity of Merry Clayton, the singer. Who, for instance, is she, and where does she come from? How does she really spell her first name (it has appeared in print and on record jackets as "Mary," "Merrie" and "Merry")? And then there's the Bonnie Bramlett confusion.

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