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Merry Clayton

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Birthday
25, 1948
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA

About

Soul and gospel singer who performed with the Rolling Stones on the song Gimme Shelter. She was also featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.

Before Fame

She started her singing career at 14 years old when she recorded the duet song "Who Can I Count On? (When I Can't Count On You)" with Bobby Darin.

Trivia

Her song Yes was featured on the soundtrack to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

Family Life

She was married to jazz artist Curtis Amy from 1970 to 2002.

Associated With

She sang backup vocals on Neil Young's 1968 self-titled debut album.