Clyde McPhatter

1932 - 1972

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Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B. McPhatter's high-pitched tenor voice was steeped in the gospel music he sang in much of his early life. He was the lead tenor of the Mount Lebanon Singers, a gospel group he formed as a teenager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clyde McPhatter has received more than 499,774 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Clyde McPhatter is the 1,830th most popular singer, the 10,058th most popular biography from United States and the 542nd most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Clyde McPhatter ranks 1,830 out of 3,541Before him are Corey Hart, David Allan Coe, Kristina Orbakaitė, Barrett Strong, Big L, and Nino de Angelo. After him are Miss Kittin, A-Mei, Róisín Murphy, Kate McGarrigle, Christy Moore, and Stephen Gately.

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Among people born in 1932, Clyde McPhatter ranks 398Before him are Mehmood, Gaudencio Rosales, Susan Oliver, Tina Brooks, Charles Adkins, and Otis Davis. After him are Daniel Kleppner, Duke Pearson, S. M. Krishna, Tim Parnell, Jake Garn, and Athol Fugard. Among people deceased in 1972, Clyde McPhatter ranks 202Before him are Marilyn Maxwell, Compton Mackenzie, Oscar Levant, Betty Blythe, Carl W. Stalling, and Claire Windsor. After him is Rochelle Hudson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clyde McPhatter ranks 10,058 out of 15,968Before him are Robert J. Walker (1801), Ed Boon (1964), Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806), Alexandra Silk (1963), Omarosa Manigault Newman (1974), and David Leitch (1975). After him are Devon (1977), Charles W. Juels (1944), Daniel Bryan (1981), Wendy Schaal (1954), Gerald Wilson (1918), and Robert Duncan McNeill (1964).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Clyde McPhatter ranks 542Before him are Kitty Wells (1919), Fiona Apple (1977), Black Francis (1965), David Allan Coe (1939), Barrett Strong (1941), and Big L (1974). After him are Betty Everett (1939), Soraya (1969), Hope Sandoval (1966), Benji Madden (1979), Anita Ward (1956), and CeeLo Green (1974).