From A Whisper To A Scream - Claudia Lennear

From A Whisper To A Scream - Claudia Lennear

David Bowie Wants to Write for ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ Star Claudia Lennear

David Bowie Wants to Write for ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ Star Claudia Lennear

Claudia Lennear. Mick Jagger wrote a song about her: Something like...Brown Sugar

Claudia Lennear. Mick Jagger wrote a song about her: Something like...Brown Sugar

Claudia Lennear vanished from music. Morgan Neville found her. 20 Feet from Stardom connects the dots.

Claudia Lennear vanished from music. Morgan Neville found her. 20 Feet from Stardom connects the dots.

Claudia Lennear - Phew! (Warner Brothers, 1973). Produced by Ian Samwell. Art direction and design by John Van Hamersveld. Photograph by Norman Seeff.

Claudia Lennear - Phew! (Warner Brothers, 1973). Produced by Ian Samwell. Art direction and design by John Van Hamersveld. Photograph by Norman Seeff.

Claudia Lennear One of the IIkettes, a powerful voice in the late 60s. Dated Mick Jagger and rumoured to have inspired Brown Sugar, as well as David Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul; later, she sang with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, and recorded her own 1973 album, Phew!. When Todd Boyd compares Ike to a pimp with the Ikettes as his whores. “I didn’t know who he was, but that was a lie. We were treated well and worked hard– how dare he?”

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Claudia Lennear One of the IIkettes, a powerful voice in the late 60s. Dated Mick Jagger and rumoured to have inspired Brown Sugar, as well as David Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul; later, she sang with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, and recorded her own 1973 album, Phew!. When Todd Boyd compares Ike to a pimp with the Ikettes as his whores. “I didn’t know who he was, but that was a lie. We were treated well and worked hard– how dare he?”

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