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Just a shot away: Merry Clayton’s world beating vocal behind the Stones

The recent Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom¬†tells of the amazing vocalists who often went ‘unsung’. Some of the music business’s greatest backing singers were failed stars, others were simply greasingers without the mania or the will required to be frontmen. One of the very best ¬†was Merry Clayton whose vocal on the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter is the stuff of legend. When the Stones were in LA to