Merry Clayton

Singer, Musical Artist

1948 –

 Credit ยป
78

Who is Merry Clayton?

Merry Clayton is an American soul and gospel singer, and an actress. She has provided a number of back-up vocal tracks to songs recorded by major performing artists during the 1960s, most notably with her duet with Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter". Merry is featured in 20 Feet From Stardom, a documentary about background singers and their contributions to the music industry. In 2013, she released The Best of Merry Clayton, a compilation of her best and most favorite songs.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Dec 25, 1948
Gert Town
Also known as
  • Clayton, Merry
  • The Merry Clayton Singers
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Merry Clayton." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/merry_clayton>.

Discuss this Merry Clayton biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net