Anyway, we didn't have no contract with Phil at that time. So we were free to work with whoever we wanted. He didn't even like me doing backup work but we all had families to support and rent to pay. We couldn't afford to turn down work just to keep Phil Spector happy. He didn't own us.
On Guitar Man, it was me, Fanita and Grazia. (Then) Merry Clayton took over. I helped get Merry started in the business and these must be among the first things she ever did. Merry was really a friend of my sister. She used to sing with Billy Preston at the same church as Edna. She was really young, still at school, about 15, I think.
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