Merry Clayton and Lou Adler
As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs At Home series, moderator Scott Goldman talks with GRAMMY-winning singer Merry Clayton and her album producer, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lou Adler, about the making of Merry’s new solo album, Beautiful Scars. As detailed in the Oscar-and GRAMMY-winning 2013 documentary ‘20 Feet From Stardom,’ Merry has graced recordings and stages with legends such as Ray Charles (she became a Raelette at age 16),
The Rolling Stones (“Gimme Shelter”), Carole King (Tapestry), Joe Cocker (“Feelin’ Alright”), Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Sweet Home Alabama”), Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Who, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley and more. Now, following a tragic accident that severely altered her life but couldn’t dampen her incredible spirit, Merry Clayton finds redemption and strength in the power of gospel music on her new album Beautiful Scars, co-produced by lifelong friend, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Adler, and legendary Gospel vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Terry Young.