INFLUENTIAL SINGER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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       Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, 1932 – June 13, 1972)

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This 1970 album was Clyde McPhatter’s final and was not a success. He died
two years later.

McPhatter is perhaps the most widely imitated R&B singer of the 1950s and 1960s. making him a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B. He is best known for
his solo hit "A Lover’s Question" and for being the founder of the original group,
The Drifters in 1953. 
He left a legacy of over 22 years of recording history. 

Clyde McPhatter was the first artist in music history to become a double inductee
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  

McPhatter died in his sleep at the age of only 39 from complications of heart, liver, 
and kidney disease, brought on by alcohol abuse. Thus McPatter’s hopes for a 
major comeback ended. 

              Drifters

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