Doris Troy's impact on Soul and Pop Music far outweighs her chart entries. Her big, rich, vibrant voice graced recordings by artists as diverse as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Solomon Burke, Dusty Springfield, Pink Floyd, Billy Preston, and Maxine Brown, having an impact on singers, particularly in Europe, that can still be heard today.
She was a rarety in the early sixties - a singer who wrote her own material.Doris was born Doris Higginsen in New York. Her father was a minister, and she went on to sing in gospel groups, having sung in church since a child. This success in Britain prompted Doris to try her luck there. In 1969 The Beatles signed her to their Apple label, as an artist, writer & producer! Those sessions featured Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell & Ringo Starr, among others.
Music buffs may know Doris as the writer and originator of the classic “Just One Look,” as the ‘voice’ on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon,” as one of the prominent voices on The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and Dusty Springfield’s “In The Middle Of Nowhere” and as the one and only female soul singer signed to The Beatles’ Apple Records label.
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