Keith Richards, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler and Sarah Dash, along with Waddy Wachtell, Ivan Neville and Willie Weeks, will perform together tomorrow to honour Merry Clayton.
The performance will take place at the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA)’s 14th Annual A Great Night in Harlem gala event on Thursday, October 22, at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Merry sang on the 1969 studio recording of ‘Gimme Shelter’, and was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom with Lisa. Merry suffered a grave car accident last year, will receive JFA’s first Clark & Gwen Terry Award For Courage.
Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive the Jazz Foundation of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sonny played saxophone on several Tattoo You tracks, including ‘Waiting On A Friend’.
Tickets for the gala are available here.
There is a chance to win tickets from KeithRichards.com.