21 Apr 2021

Merry Clayton on singing to overcome adversity

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 21 April 2021

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For 50 years, Merry Clayton has been one of music's most popular backup singers, working with Ray Charles, the  Rolling Stones and  Coldplay. 

But just as she was set to take center stage, she was nearly killed in a terrible car accident. She lost her legs, but she did not lose her incredible voice. She sings  about overcoming adversity and leaning on her faith in her solo album Beautiful Scars.

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