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Clare Torry is a British singer, best known for her soulfully evocative wordless vocals on Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky" on the 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... The Great Gig in the Sky is the fifth track from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1973 concept album by Pink Floyd. ...

Torry has also performed as a session singer and live backing vocalist with Olivia Newton-John, The Alan Parsons Project (for which she also sang lead vocal on one track), Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Culture Club, Meat Loaf and Johnny Mercer. She reprised her Pink Floyd appearance during a few 1980s concerts with Roger Waters' band, and also contributed to Waters' 1987 album Radio K.A.O.S.. She sang with the David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd at a 1990 concert at Knebworth. A session singer is a singer who is hired for a single session of recording, as opposed to being a regular member of a band. ... Olivia Newton-John, circa 1988 Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948, Cambridge) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. ... The Alan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock and pop group active between 1975 and 1987 founded by Englishman Alan Parsons and Scotsman Eric Woolfson. ... Gary Brooker, MBE, (born May 29, 1945, Hackney, London), is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and founder of the classical rock band Procol Harum. ... Matthew Fisher in Cannes in 2000. ... Culture Club was a popular 1980s British pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor and rock and roll singer. ... Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) is regarded as one of Americas greatest songwriters. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive, informally sometimes including the years 1979, 1990 and 1991. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is a British rock musician, songwriter, and composer. ... Radio K.A.O.S. is a 1987 concept album album by former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters. ... This article is about the year. ... This artical details all the concerts held in Knebworth Park at Knebworth House in the village of Knebworth. ...

Clare Torry also sang the Dolly Parton song "Love Is Like A Butterfly" as the theme music to the 1970s Wendy Craig/Geoffrey Palmer sitcom Butterflies. Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Wendy Craig (born June 20, 1934) is a British actor. ... The Right Honourable Sir Geoffrey Winston Russell Palmer, AC, KCMG (born 21 April 1942), served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from August 1989 until September 1990, leading the Labour Party. ... Butterflies was a situation comedy written by Carla Lane and shown on BBC 2 between 1978 and 1983. ...

In 2004, she sued Pink Floyd and EMI for songwriting royalties, on the basis that her contribution to "The Great Gig in the Sky" constituted co-authorship with keyboardist Richard Wright; originally, she was paid the standard flat fee of £30 for Sunday studio work. In 2005, however, a settlement was reached in High Court in Torry's favour, although terms were not disclosed.[1] It is believed that future editions of the album will feature Torry's name in the credits, next to Wright's, for composing "The Great Gig in the Sky". The 2006 release of PULSE, a Pink Floyd live DVD, shows the credit 'Wright/Vocal composition by Clare Torry' for the 'Great Gig in the Sky' segment. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Richard Wright, as photographed for the Pink Floyd album Meddle. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Her Majestys High Court of Justice (known more simply as the High Court) is, together with the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, part of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in England and Wales: see Courts of England and Wales. ...

In February, 2006, Clare Torry released a CD "Heaven in the Sky," a collection of her early pop tunes from the 60s and 70s.

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The Great Gig in the Sky est une improvisation de Clare Torry à qui le groupe avait donné comme seules indications avant d'enregistrer : « Pense à la mort, à l'horreur, et chante.
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Floydian Slip(tm) : The Pink Floyd Experience > News archive> Session singer brings suit against Floyd (292 words)
Session singer Clare Torry, whose vocal stylings are a stand-out on "The Great Gig in the Sky" from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), is suing the band and EMI Records.
The Daily Express reports that Torry claims her contribution to the song constitutes co-authorship, and she is suing for damages that could be worth millions of dollars.
Torry says she was instructed by the band to sing along to the musical track without using words, and it was her approach to that challenge that qualifies her as co-writer of the song.
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