“Gimme Shelter” Vocalist Seriously Injured in LA Car Crash

Merry Clayton, the woman whose soaring vocals give life to the end of the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” has been seriously injured in a car crash in Los Angeles.

Clayton, who can be seen in the excellent documentary about backup singers called Twenty Feet from Stardom, also worked with Neil Young, Ray Charles, Carole King and Joe Cocker.  She’s even in the background of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.”

(Via the Hollywood Reporter)

 

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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