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Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles backing vocalist Clydie King dies at age 75

by Paul Cashmere on January 11, 2019

in News

Clydie King, who sang on dozens of songs including Elton John’s ‘The Bitch Is Back’, the Rolling Stones ‘Tumbling Dice’ and with Barbra Streisand on ‘A Star Is Born’ has died.

Details of her death are unknown at this stage.

Clydie also sang for Neil Diamond on ‘Tap Root Manuscript’, Bob Dylan for ‘Saved’, ‘Shot of Love’ and ‘Infidels’, Linda Ronstadt for ‘Don’t Cry Now’ and Heart Like A Wheel’, Joe Walsh’s ‘The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get’ and ‘Steely Dan’s ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’, ‘The Royal Scam’ and ‘Aja’

In a post Barbra Streisand wrote, “Dearest C. It was so comforting to have you sing along side me. We had so much fun together… making A Star is Born. May you rest in peace Clydie”.

Clydie started her career in 1956 with Richard Berry before becoming one of Ray Charles Raelettes.

Another one of her vocals was for Lynyrd Skynyd on ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. She also sang on Graham Nash’s ‘Chicago’ and Arlo Guthrie’s ‘City of New Orleans’.

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