Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter

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Top Songs

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A Lover's Question
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Lover Please
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Long Lonely Nights
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Come What May
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Treasure of Love

Albums

  • Moonlight Bay

    Nov 2019 • 15 songs

  • Amy Singles

    Mar 2019 • 14 songs

  • Lovey Dovey

    Feb 2016 • 19 songs

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Clyde McPhatter

Biography

Clyde McPhatter was one of the most influential R&B singers of the '50s and early '60s. In his own time, his name and voice loomed so much larger than that of the group the Drifters, which he founded, that it took five years for them to recover from his departure. McPhatter was idolized by Black audiences as few singers before or since ever were, and for almost 15 years helped define rhythm & blues and its transformation into soul. In a way, he was the most improbable of R&B stars, a gentle high tenor who, superficially at least, seemed more suited to the angelic strains of go...
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