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Merry Clayton

Gospel singer best known for singing backing vocals on the Rolling Stones classic "Gimme Shelter" and for her performance as the Acid Queen on the 1972 recording of The Who's "Tommy" with the London Symphony Orchestra. See full bio »

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Known For

Lionheart Soundtrack
9½ Weeks Background Vocal at Porno House
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Holidate '(I've Had) The Time of My Life' (Love Theme from 'Dirty Dancing') Vocalist


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 2020 Holidate
'(I've Had) The Time of My Life' (Love Theme from 'Dirty Dancing') Vocalist
 2000 A Private Affair (TV Movie)
 1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Movie)
Verna Dee Jordan
 1991 Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue
Gospel Singer
 1987-1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Verna Dee Jordan
- A Fair Shake: Part 2 (1988) ... Verna Dee Jordan
- A Fair Shake: Part 1 (1988) ... Verna Dee Jordan (credit only)
- Yup (1988) ... Verna Dee Jordan
- Amends (1988) ... Verna Dee Jordan
- Button, Button (1988) ... Verna Dee Jordan
 1987 Maid to Order
Audrey James
 1986 9½ Weeks
Background Vocal at Porno House
 1984 Blame It on the Night
Merry Clayton
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

The Merry Clayton Singers


Curtis Amy  (his death)  (1 child)


Amy, Kevin


Clayton, Eva B. | Williams, A.G. Sr.


Sam Clayton (sibling)

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Was a member of The Raspberries, who sang backing vocals for many artists between the late-1960s and the mid-1970s. See more »

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