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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ted J, Jan 12, 2021.
A little known fact is, some famous folk moonlight as other people's backing singers
Like Mic Jagger singing backup on Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain?
It does beg the definition
The adjective Famous....
Is it/ are they famous in a limited scope
And even more backup singers masquerading as famous people....
You can really hear David Bowie on this:
It's hard to miss Elvis Costello on this:
In both cases, they were the producer as well as one of the backing singers.
"Such a long way to go-ooooooooo"
James Taylor and Carole King have had a professional relationship for decades. Here he's performing backup vocals on Will You Love Me Tomorrow. She's similarly backed him up with piano and vocals on the Sweet Baby Jane album.
Tonie Tenille on "The Wall".
American Dream - Linda Ronstadt.
An American Dream - YouTube
Forgive my ignorance, but who is the person standing next to John ?
It's ok my friend. My post was kind of a joke. This person isn't very famous in a pop showbiz sense, although he is a very famous music producer - Phil Spector.
More than a music producer, he's far more renowned for being a class-A creep, a complete nut, and also a murder.
Tina Turner was on Frank Zappa's Over Nite Sensation
When Yoko 'helps' on a session...
I remember a different version of this track with Linda Ronstadt and Frank Zappa, but this is the only one I can find today: