Monday, June 23, 2014

Legendary Vocalist Merry Clayton Severely Injured in Car Accident

Posted by on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Merry Clayton, the powerfully soulful session vocalist who blew minds worldwide with her performance on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," was seriously injured in a June 16 car crash in Los Angeles, the Guardian reports.

Here's a message posted on Clayton's website about the incident:

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, Merry was involved in a major automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us.

She has a long road of recovery ahead and we thank you all for your prayers as we link arms together with faith and the Lord’s strength for her rapid healing.

Here's hoping for a swift recovery for the 65-year-old Clayton, who starred in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom.

 

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Jubilation T. Cornball 1
She is a national treasure. I hope she recovers fully.
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on June 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM · Report this
Fnarf 2
Oh, my God, that's terrible. Please get well.

In addition to "20 Feet From Stardom" she was involved in another project that's just been released by Light in the Attic: "The Brothers and Sisters: Dylan's Gospel", a 1969 album put together by Lou Adler and featuring a South Central Los Angeles gospel choir performing Dylan songs with some of the top session vocalists who came up out of that tradition. Merry does "The Mighty Quinn": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEF8I1wj…
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on June 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM · Report this
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If anybody hears about a fund to help with medical expensies, please paste the link over here.
Posted by palamedes on June 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM · Report this
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@2 Yes, that somehow slipped my mind, even though I wrote about it in April: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archive…
Posted by Dave Segal on June 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM · Report this

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