Label : Ode Records
Born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana, Clayton began her recording career in 1962 at the age of fourteen, singing "Who Can I Count On? (When I Can't Count on You)" as a duet with Bobby Darin on his album "You're the Reason I'm Living". A year later, she recorded the first version of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)", although it was Betty Everett's version of the same year that reached the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100.
Clayton also sang backing vocals on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama".Early in her career, Clayton sang backup vocals for Tom Jones, Joe Cocker ("Feelin' Alright"), Linda Ronstadt and Carole King. She also originated the role of the Acid Queen in the original 1972 London production of The Who's Tommy. In 1973, she was featured prominently on Ringo Starr's "Oh My My", a Billboard Top 10 single in early 1974. More recently, Clayton has provided background vocals for Sparta's latest album Threes on the songs "Atlas" and "Translation". As an actress, she co-starred with Ally Sheedy in the 1987 film Maid to Order, and played Verna Dee Jordan in the final season of Cagney & Lacey.
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