McPhatter was lead tenor for Billy Ward And His Dominoes & largely responsible for the success they initially enjoyed.
After his tenure with the Dominoes, McPhatter formed his own group, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, before going solo.
Only 39 at the time of his death, Clyde McPhatter left a legacy of over 22 years of recording history. He was the first artist in music history to become a double inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first as a member of The Drifters, and later as a solo artist. as a result, all subsequent multiple inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are said to be members of "The Clyde McPhatter Club."
Born: November 15, 1932, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: June 13, 1972, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Performer).
Singles & EPs
|45458||Clyde McPhatter||Lover Please (7")||Esquire Mercury||45458||Australia||1962||Sell This Version|
|Clyde McPhatter||Deep In The Heart Of Harlem / Happy Good Times||Mercury||US||1963||Sell This Version|
|Clyde McPhatter||Crying Won't Help You Now / I Found My Love (Single)||Mercury||US||1965||Sell This Version|
|ED 132||Clyde McPhatter And The Drifters||Clyde McPhatter And The Drifters - Bip Bam (LP, Comp)||Edsel Records||ED 132||UK||1984||Sell This Version|
|32089||Clyde McPhatter||The Forgotten Angel (2xCD, Comp, RM)||32 R&B||32089||US||1998||Sell This Version|