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Merry Clayton


Merry Clayton: The Spotlight's on Merry

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, March 1972

MICK JAGGER, the satin-pants Satan, is o-o-o-ing ominously through 'Gimme Shelter'. He is doing all right, rocking the boat but not overturning it. But behind ...

Merry Clayton: The Triumphant Acid Queen

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, December 1972

MERRY CLAYTON is the girl who stopped the show at the London Rainbow performance of Pete Townshend's rock opera Tommy earlier this month. Even the ...

'Shelter' from the Storm: Merry Clayton

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, March 1986

MERRY CLAYTON'S spine-chilling vocal in the middle of ‘Gimme Shelter’ is one of the most electrifying moments in rock history but you couldn't blame Clayton ...

Merry Clayton on the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' Session

Retrospective and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, 2009

MERRY CLAYTON was born on Christmas Day and a graduate of Jefferson High School's music department then under renowned instructor Sam Browne, in Los Angeles, ...

That Background Sound: Merry Clayton

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, June 2013

BY THE TIME Merry Clayton got the call one night that got her out of bed and into the studio to unleash her window-rattling voice ...

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