Merry Clayton on Gimme Shelter

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It’s no secret Gimme Shelter is my favorite Rolling Stones song. And it has nothing to do with Mick and the gang….it has everything to do with Merry Clayton. Merry does the female vocals in this song and, in my opinion, that is what really makes the song. Her lines pull you in.

I have always loved the back story on how she was contacted late at night when she was pregnant and in curlers to come in to the studio and put some down vocals for a group she had never heard of. But I hadn’t heard the story in her own words until I stumbled across this video. So I wanted to share it with you. It only makes me love it more.


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