“Gimme Shelter” Background Singer Injured in Car Accident

By Shane Lou

Merry Clayton (middle); ABC/Rick RowellMerry Clayton, a background singer who’s worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones and was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, recently suffered severe injuries in a car accident.

Clayton’s official website states that Merry, 65, “sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities” as a result of the accident, which occurred in Los Angeles on June 16.

The statement adds, “She has a long road of recovery ahead and we thank you all for your prayers as we link arms together …read more

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