Prolific rock, R&B backup singer Clydie King, dead at 75

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesClydie King, the largely unknown singer whose voice you’ve heard on dozens of rock and R&B classic recordings, has died at age 75. Rolling Stone reports King’s family confirmed her death to the publication, saying she passed on Monday.

Through she released three solo albums and numerous singles, King found her greatest success as a backup singer. The songs on which she performed reads like a solid gold hit parade of the 1960s and 1970s. As an in-demand session singer, she’s heard on hits including Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” along …read more

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