Clyde McPhatter

Born 15 November 1932. Died 13 June 1972
Clyde McPhatter
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1932-11-15
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Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter Biography (Wikipedia)

Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, c. 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B.

McPhatter's high-pitched tenor voice was steeped in the gospel music he sang in much of his early life. He was the lead tenor of the Mount Lebanon Singers, a gospel group he formed as a teenager. He was later the lead tenor of Billy Ward and his Dominoes and was largely responsible for the initial success of the group. After his tenure with the Dominoes, McPhatter formed his own group, the Drifters, and later worked as a solo performer. Only 39 at the time of his death, he had struggled for years with alcoholism and depression and was, according to Jay Warner’s On This Day in Music History, "broke and despondent over a mismanaged career that made him a legend but hardly a success."

McPhatter left a legacy of over 22 years of recording history. He was the first artist to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first as a solo artist and later as a member of the Drifters.

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Please Give Me One More Chance
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Please Give Me One More Chance
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Lover Please
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Lover Please
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Since you`ve been gone
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Since you`ve been gone
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White Christmas
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White Christmas
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A Lovers Question
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A Lovers Question
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The Masquerade Is Over
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The Masquerade Is Over
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Money Honey
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Money Honey
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Lovey dovey
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Lovey dovey
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Just To Hold My Hand
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Just To Hold My Hand
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Come What May
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Come What May
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Treasure Of Love
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Treasure Of Love
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Watchya Gonna Do
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Watchya Gonna Do
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Spanish Harlem
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Spanish Harlem
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Little Bitty Pretty One
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Little Bitty Pretty One
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Tomorrow Is A Comin'
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Tomorrow Is A Comin'
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DON`T LET GO
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DON`T LET GO
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I Can't Stand Up Alone
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I Can't Stand Up Alone
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Thirty Days
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Thirty Days
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My Block
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My Block
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