Famous peole who moonlight as backing singers

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  1. Ted J

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    A little known fact is, some famous folk moonlight as other people's backing singers



     
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    Like Mic Jagger singing backup on Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain?

    Bill, tgo
     
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    It does beg the definition
    Of
    The adjective Famous....

    Is it/ are they famous in a limited scope
    Say (18-35)
    Or
    No scope..
    famous....
     
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    And even more backup singers masquerading as famous people....

    :D
     
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    Michael McDonald!
     
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    You can really hear David Bowie on this:

     
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    It's hard to miss Elvis Costello on this:



    In both cases, they were the producer as well as one of the backing singers.
     
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    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.

     
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    Forgive my ignorance, but who is the person standing next to John ?
     
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    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.
     
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    More than a music producer, he's far more renowned for being a class-A creep, a complete nut, and also a murder.
     
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    Tina Turner was on Frank Zappa's Over Nite Sensation
     
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    Linda Ronstadt

     
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    I remember a different version of this track with Linda Ronstadt and Frank Zappa, but this is the only one I can find today: