Clyde McPhatter (Clyde Lensley McPhatter)

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
Clyde McPhatter was born in Durham, NC, on November 15, 1932, one of six children. The McPhatters moved to New York City in late 1950 and McPhatter,. after singing for a few years with gospel groups, joined Billy Ward's Dominoes.

The Dominoes signed with King Records in 1950 and recorded the chart-topping "Sixty Minute Man" with McPhatter singing the lead vocals. That song was the biggest R&B hit of 1951 and the first by a black group to cross over from the R&B to the pop charts. Read more...


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Mister Rock and Roll 1957