The Riff
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The Riff

The Tragedy and Triumph of “Gimme Shelter”

Copyright: Decca Records. Used under Fair Use Law.

It was nearly midnight when Merry Clayton’s phone rang. She heard the voice of her friend, record producer Jack Nitzsche, on the line.

“Are you busy?”

“No, I’m in bed.”

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Writer of memoir essays, pop culture and all the trivia you never knew you wanted.