Merry Clayton's inspiring gift to the world

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CBS Sunday Morning

17 өдрийн өмнө

The gospel, rock and soul singer, renowned as a backup artist for some of the world's leading musical acts, got some long-overdue public awareness from the 2013 documentary "20 Feet From Stardom." Now, years after losing both legs in a car accident, Merry Clayton has made a triumphant return to the recording studio for her new album, "Beautiful Scars." Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.
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Timothy Wright
Timothy Wright 6 өдрийн өмнө
I love her ❤💕
JL Main
JL Main 7 өдрийн өмнө
What an inspirational woman! I hope Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have reached out to her as well as all the living artists that she worked with.
Rob B
Rob B 7 өдрийн өмнө
So inspired, God Bless You Merry!!
Jacquie Tellalian
Jacquie Tellalian 10 өдрийн өмнө
As a disabled woman since birth who's been a fan of hers since her primal shout-out to the Universe on the Stones' "Gimme Shelter", Mary gets it. NEVER GIVE UP!! We love you, Mary!!
Arlette Gomez
Arlette Gomez 10 өдрийн өмнө
Drummer C
Drummer C 10 өдрийн өмнө
She has the same GREAT voice but the thing that’s changed is that she looks prettier than ever!!
John Tirado-Glover
John Tirado-Glover 11 өдрийн өмнө
Life is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised. Live it. She is iconic.💜
jimrebr 12 өдрийн өмнө
I have loved Merry Clayton since seeing her w Joe Cocker, a week before my 15th birthday. I’m so moved by her story and how positive she is!! I love that she is singing praise to our Lord!! Hallelujah, sing it sister!!✝️💜
Star Gazer
Star Gazer 13 өдрийн өмнө
Very nice interview, Lee Cowan. 🌈
Star Gazer
Star Gazer 13 өдрийн өмнө
Oh, gosh...I did not know about that accident.... Love Merry 💜⭐
Janice Sims
Janice Sims 14 өдрийн өмнө
Merry Clayton is a gift from God. Love you, Merry!
Historian212 14 өдрийн өмнө
So beautiful and inspiring. God bless her.
Nichole Peters
Nichole Peters 15 өдрийн өмнө
Such a beautiful and encouraging piece! Thanks for sharing greatness with us!
Debi Williams
Debi Williams 15 өдрийн өмнө
Merry Clayton is a legend and her voice is truly angelic. "I was raised to be grateful..." Come through with the word Ms.Clayton. I enjoyed this profile and walked away with some inspiration too.
amherst88 15 өдрийн өмнө
Wow -- thank you very much for posting this ♥️
VideoFanfromNC 15 өдрийн өмнө
Maid to Order movie, loved her singing!!
Patricia The Capricorn Asendant
Patricia The Capricorn Asendant 15 өдрийн өмнө
I'm going to use this story to give myself motivation to make it through any struggle. 🧗🏻
Gwen30 15 өдрийн өмнө
You can see the light of GOD in her!!! Bless you!
Patricia The Capricorn Asendant
Patricia The Capricorn Asendant 15 өдрийн өмнө
Merry has a warm, friendly personality I love her energy. This story made me feel sad but optimistic at the same time. 🙌🏻 🧗🏻
brainsareus 15 өдрийн өмнө
So glad she is well, but sorry; she was the least interesting person on '20 Feet From Stardom'.
brainsareus 15 өдрийн өмнө
He's so silly: What kind of immature person; would yell at the heavens after losing part of their legs? That's just not the way most people are wired, irrespective of their beliefs.
MuzikJunkyAES 15 өдрийн өмнө
The one and only Acid Queen! Peace.
Janice Nelson
Janice Nelson 15 өдрийн өмнө
Are you Serious!!, What a Lady, Thank You ,Ms Mary, for Everything you have done, have given,I'm do proud to follow in your steps💖
Sarah 15 өдрийн өмнө
What a delight, so humble and graceful yes lord.
Jacki Simone
Jacki Simone 15 өдрийн өмнө
Oh my Goodness, this brought tears to my eyes. Merry Clayton, soooo inspiring. Thank you Angel of the earth. Enjoyed watching MultiSuper Talented Terry Young, playing keys, a songwriter, producer, vocalist & all around vibration of Love. Oren Warren's enthusiasm is almost as big as his gifts coupled with other singers, So much Love in that room. Amazing, Thank you all!!!
Janyce Parks
Janyce Parks 15 өдрийн өмнө
She's hoping that "whoever hears my voice can get some peace and love and joy from it". And that's exactly what I got today Ms. Merry. Thank you for your spirit.
Vanessa Allmon
Vanessa Allmon 15 өдрийн өмнө
She looks amazing! So glad to see her thriving after the car accident.
PeaceFan1 15 өдрийн өмнө
She may have lost her legs but she DIDN'T Lose JESUS CHRIST!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!
Ryan Sutton
Ryan Sutton 15 өдрийн өмнө
That’s the song she sang in Maid to Order! She’s great in that movie.
2legit64 15 өдрийн өмнө
I had no idea about her accident. It's also unbelievable that more people that don't know who she is. The "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack was made better with her contribution.
Patrick Genovese
Patrick Genovese 15 өдрийн өмнө
What an inspiration. Great interview CBS. Well done Lee.
John Edward Jones
John Edward Jones 15 өдрийн өмнө
Love Merry🌠. Thank you! So many Inspiring times. Inckuding this interview.🌠Thank you!🎶🎶🎶
M.J. Jones
M.J. Jones 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you CBS Sunday Morning for bringing Merry’s story, music and positivity into my life.
Darlene Cooper
Darlene Cooper 16 өдрийн өмнө
She is a blessing. Such a beautiful encouragement and such a wonderful voice.
steve conn
steve conn 16 өдрийн өмнө
1:25, what everyone came for.
Jeangrey567 16 өдрийн өмнө
Phenomenal talent, beautiful soul. Thank you for continuing to share your gift with us Miss Merry!
simondzhong 16 өдрийн өмнө
Does anybody know the song starting at 3:38?
D Tuned
D Tuned 16 өдрийн өмнө
The song is " I Can Still Shine" written by the great songwriting team Ashford & Simpson (Ain't No Mountain High Enough & I'm Every Woman). They also had a hit with their song "Solid". Here's a behind the song video. It was written for the film "Maid To Order" that Merry also had a role in. Check it out!
J Archa
J Archa 16 өдрийн өмнө
Only another singer understands the incredible authenticity of her question: did it hurt my voice? Merry is a God gifted vocalist.
Kali Shiva
Kali Shiva 16 өдрийн өмнө
Wow. WowWowWow.
rahachi 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks V ! Made me cry man! Beautiful story!
Albert Van Kleeck
Albert Van Kleeck 16 өдрийн өмнө
S. G.
S. G. 16 өдрийн өмнө
Omg! I cried when she said that she lost her legs in that car accident! She asked the Doctor “Could she still sing”! What resilience! Mercy!
Hope Clayburn
Hope Clayburn 16 өдрийн өмнө
That interview was like a warm hug.
Pamela Judith Rwanyarare
Pamela Judith Rwanyarare 16 өдрийн өмнө
I am inspired 🙏❤️
MsSoundguy 16 өдрийн өмнө
I think I have a new video to wake up to. Thank you.
Barry V
Barry V 16 өдрийн өмнө
A role model to us all!
Gary Tyson
Gary Tyson 16 өдрийн өмнө
One of the best comeback stories of this year. Merry will bring home a Grammy next year, I guarantee it !
Ernesto Arreaga
Ernesto Arreaga 16 өдрийн өмнө
Wonderful Mary Clayton!!!
Patron Saint of Now
Patron Saint of Now 16 өдрийн өмнө
THANK YOU! This washes away the stench of that awful Jon Voight piece.
Daimon Mario Perez
Daimon Mario Perez 16 өдрийн өмнө
"There is no such thing as giving up, in my vocabulary". Purpose is what makes life worth living for. 🙏🏽
Rebekah Curiel-Alessi
Rebekah Curiel-Alessi 16 өдрийн өмнө
"I was raised to be grateful"....
Mary Valli
Mary Valli 16 өдрийн өмнө
Cheryl R Leigh
Cheryl R Leigh 16 өдрийн өмнө
Merry Clayton is indeed a legend...20 Feet From Stardom is a misnomer...cause stardom is whereever Merry and her glorious and angelic voice reside.
Rebekah Curiel-Alessi
Rebekah Curiel-Alessi 16 өдрийн өмнө
"it's just a kiss away"....
C Howard
C Howard 16 өдрийн өмнө
Beautiful! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Cheryl Gorman
Cheryl Gorman 16 өдрийн өмнө
She is an amazing woman and singer!
Rudy Calvo
Rudy Calvo 16 өдрийн өмнө
skyavalanche 16 өдрийн өмнө
Fulfilling her purpose till shes done. Now that’s my kind of Faith, embodied in this Beautiful Woman and Soul.
Holli The Exalted Empress
Holli The Exalted Empress 16 өдрийн өмнө
Juxtaposition to life full of tribulations real talent undeniably sets a standard.
silver070 16 өдрийн өмнө
I loved 20 Feet from Stardom. It highlighted the wonderful talent of these ladies.
Debbie Cooper
Debbie Cooper 16 өдрийн өмнө
WOW what a lady she is.
Teddy Jam
Teddy Jam 16 өдрийн өмнө
She's an inspiration.
M M 16 өдрийн өмнө
thekaliko 16 өдрийн өмнө
yes I needed this! THANK YOU!♥️ I LOVE YOU!♥️ I WILL DO BETTER TODAY ♥️
Layla Ali
Layla Ali 16 өдрийн өмнө
I VM 16 өдрийн өмнө
God what a wonderful soul...Gives me hope and inspiration to have her strength, faith and attitude 🙇🙇🙇
jack power
jack power 16 өдрийн өмнө
So that’s why they never tour and I always wondered why they didn’t do anything after that movie given it was such a hit At least for a minute
Dorian Harris
Dorian Harris 16 өдрийн өмнө
What an inspiration.
romstar 16 өдрийн өмнө
If she can make it through, so can I! I heard you loud and clear Ms. Mary!😘🙏🙏
Diana Mitchell
Diana Mitchell 15 өдрийн өмнө
Jeanette Schock
Jeanette Schock 16 өдрийн өмнө
What an inspiration. Love her
John Lee Francis
John Lee Francis 16 өдрийн өмнө
God bless you Miss Merry, you go girl ! !
Patricia Morgan
Patricia Morgan 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you for this uplifting account. I've heard the heartbreaking story surrounding the Gimme Shelter recording session, and now this latest setback....and yet she is grateful for every day she has of life...a truly radiant individual! Very inspiring to me, especially as I am to undergo surgery (an amputation of sorts) next week. Thank you for helping me put things in perspective.
Rebekah Curiel-Alessi
Rebekah Curiel-Alessi 16 өдрийн өмнө
Michael Myers
Michael Myers 16 өдрийн өмнө
I’m sorry for your pains. Hugs.
tigersfan14 16 өдрийн өмнө
If you haven’t seen 20 Feet from Stardom, I implore you to see it. Its so damn inspiring and will change the way you listen to music.
omar chandler
omar chandler 16 өдрийн өмнө
Taylor Jade
Taylor Jade 16 өдрийн өмнө
legendary and iconic and still slaying these gurls.
Thaddine Swift Eagle
Thaddine Swift Eagle 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love her!!
Tom Liebengood
Tom Liebengood 16 өдрийн өмнө
Anna Sahlstrom
Anna Sahlstrom 16 өдрийн өмнө
I adore her! I really wish I could have Merry's philosophy of life. It is so hard for me not to complain about things and constantly worry about everything.
Gabriel Montalvo
Gabriel Montalvo 16 өдрийн өмнө
Moni Kaho
Moni Kaho 16 өдрийн өмнө
Natasha Tomlinson
Natasha Tomlinson 16 өдрийн өмнө
“It’s just a shot away.”
Stephanie Keith
Stephanie Keith 16 өдрийн өмнө
A LEGEND ! Without her and her voice .... music wouldn’t be the same.
David Michael
David Michael 16 өдрийн өмнө
What an inspiration. Stay blessed, Merry.
meboneme1 16 өдрийн өмнө
Simply Live Simply
Simply Live Simply 14 өдрийн өмнө
@tigersfan14 So true. Gimme Shelter would not be the record it is without her, and that is just 1 song!!!
tigersfan14 16 өдрийн өмнө
If you’ve ever heard the Stones’ Gimme Shelter , you’ve heard Merry Clayton. Also, check out 20 Feet From Stardom. It’s truly an inspiring documentary.
MW Mann
MW Mann 16 өдрийн өмнө
meboneme 1 • You may not have heard of her ; but, you HAVE heard her voice, on recordings, from the late 1950's. Ray Charles background ladies, etc.👍
Mbvlove 31
Mbvlove 31 16 өдрийн өмнө
This is amazing.
Bess Mahaney Pilates
Bess Mahaney Pilates 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love Twenty Feet From Stardom! I have watched it 6 x😍
itsmissvsworld 15 өдрийн өмнө
I've watched it so many times I've lost count. I LOVE that movie!
Lindsey Carribean
Lindsey Carribean 16 өдрийн өмнө
On some of her young pictures, she looklikes a certain Minnie Riperton.
Noe Berengena
Noe Berengena 16 өдрийн өмнө
Merry = light in the darkness. If we had even a little bit of her courage we'd all be far better people.
Lindsey Carribean
Lindsey Carribean 16 өдрийн өмнө
A great talent with an interesting character. Humble, resilient, positive. Inspiring.
soulseeker aka sandy wolf
soulseeker aka sandy wolf 16 өдрийн өмнө
What a beautiful powerful voice! Lovely lady inside and out!! Been a fan for years!!😁✌🎵🎶🎶🎵🎵🎶🎶🎶
TYMC 16 өдрийн өмнө
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