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Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton

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Merry Clayton: She Was Born on Christmas Day

Interview by 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 ...

Various Artists: Performance (Warner Bros.)

Review by Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 9 August 1970

PERFORMANCE IS the movie starring Mick Jagger. Don't get it mixed up with Ned Kelly, the other Jagger starrer. Performance unlike Ned Kelly is supposed ...

Merry Clayton: Gimme Shelter (A&M Ode 70 series, stereo, AMLS 995, 39s 11d)

Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 21 November 1970

OVER THE last year or so Merry Clayton has graduated in status to the almost royal ranks of the fashionable clique of international sessioneers. Her ...

Merry Clayton, Danny Cox: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 2 December 1971

Merry Clayton Tops Lineup at Troubadour ...

Merry Clayton: The Spotlight's on Merry

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 5 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, 30 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, 13 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: Gardenia Room, Los Angeles

Live Review by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 17 March 1986


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, 30 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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