EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #289: “GIMME SHELTER”- MERRY CLAYTON

Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter (1970, 4-Prong Push-out Centre ...

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #289: “Gimme Shelter”- Merry Clayton. June 6, 1970.

  • Single: “Gimme Shelter”- Merry Clayton
  • Record Company- Ode
  • Genre: Soul Rock
  • Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  • Time: 3:41
  • B-side:”Good Girls”
  • Album-Gimme Shelter
  • Grade- A-
  • Peaked at #73 7 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Born Mary Clayton in New Orleans in 1948- Merry Clayton was a session singer in Ray Charles back up group The Raelettes. She had 5 Hot 100 singles from 1970-78 none of them made the Top 40. This single a cover of The Rolling Stones classic and a good one at that.

4 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #289: “GIMME SHELTER”- MERRY CLAYTON

  1. Great cover and if you like it/want to know more about Merry Clayton and other under appreciated “backup” singers, I highly recommend “Twenty Feet From Stardom” documentary.

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