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us: McPhatter, Clyde


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Clyde Lensley
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19321119
    • Death Date

        19720613
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Durham (N.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Chelsea Vocational School
        • Organization: Billy Ward Dominoes Quartet
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
      • Additonal Related Forms

        • us: Drifters (Musical group)
      • Sources

        • found: Ward, B. Billy Ward & his Dominoes [SR] p1988: label (Clyde McPhatter)
        • found: Worth, F.L. Elvis, 1992: p. 127 (McPhatter, Clyde; b. 11-15-1931, Durham, N.C.; d. 1972; singer)
        • found: McPhatter, C. Lover please [SR] p2010: label (Clyde McPhatter) insert (Clyde Lensey [sic] McPhatter; b. Nov. 15, 1931 (or 1932), Durham, N.C., d. June 13, 1972)
        • found: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum WWW site, Sept. 17, 2010 (Clyde McPhatter; b. Nov. 19, 1932, North Carolina, d. June 13, 1972; vocalist)
        • found: All music guide WWW site, Sept. 17, 2010 (Clyde McPhatter; b. Clyde Lensley McPhatter, Nov. 15, 1932, Durham, NC, d. June 13, 1972, New York, NY; R&B singer)
        • found: Social Security death index, Sept. 17, 2010 (McPhatter, Clyde; b. Nov. 15, 1931, d. June 1972)
        • found: Find a Grave WWW site, Sept. 17, 2010 (Clyde Lensley McPhatter; b. Nov. 15, 1932, d. June 13, 1972; photo of grave marker: Clyde L. McPhatter; Nov. 15, 1932-June 13, 1972)
        • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 4th ed. (McPhatter, Clyde; b. Clyde Lensley McPhatter, Nov. 15, 1932, Durham, N.C., d. June 13, 1972, New York City)
        • found: New Rolling stone enc. of rock & roll (under Drifters: Clyde McPhatter; b. Clyde Lensley McPhatter, Nov. 15, 1933, Durham, NC, d. June 13, 1972, Bronx, NY)
        • found: Contemporary musicians: v. 25 (Clyde McPhatter; b. Nov. 15, 1932, Durham, NC, d. June 13, 1972, Teaneck, NJ; singer)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (McPhatter, Clyde; rhythm and blues musician / singer, popular singer, soldier; born 15 November 1931 in Durham, North Carolina, United States; attended Chelsea Vocational School; high tenor in doo-wop quartet, Billy Ward's Dominoes, releasing debut hit single, Do Something for Me (1950); group's most controversial and well-known release, sexually swaggering Sixty Minute Man, number one on the R&B chart and one of the first doo-wop singles to break pop charts (1951); subsequent hits included, That's What You're Doing to Me and Have Mercy Baby (1952); melodramatic ballad, Treasure of Love, penetrated the mainstream market (1956); other hits included, Without Love and Just to Hold My Hand (1957); final number one R&B single, A Lover's Question (1958); lip-synched two songs in teen exploitation musical, Mister Rock and Roll (1957); honors include, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987); honored with a twenty-nine-cent postage stamp (1993); died 13 June 1972 in New York, New York, United States)
      • Change Notes

        • 1992-01-30: new
        • 2015-06-13: revised
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