Stay cool, stay humble, stay beautiful, and just do the work

— Merry Clayton

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I started with Bobby Darin. He signed me to Capitol when I was 15. I was 14, getting ready to be 15. Then the next encounter I had was with I think Peggy Lee. I sang background with The Blossoms with Darlene Love.


I felt like if I just gave my heart to what I was doing, I would automatically be a star.


My family is part Creole, and were Indian, and were also very, very black.

My father was so black, he was blue.


My mother was a lupus patient. I was a child with the lupus gene.


I was able to endure and play a special part in music history.

And I always managed to keep working, even if I wasnt a big solo artist.


I have always said every good thing is divinely sent from heaven.


Carole King is one of my dearest friends. Were like family.

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