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Encyclopedia > Marcella Detroit
Marcy Levy
Birth name Marcella Levy
Also known as Marcy Levy, Marcella Detroit
Born June 21, 1952 (1952-06-21) (age 55)
Origin Flag of the United States Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genre(s) Rock
Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Songwriter
Musician
Instrument(s) Voice Multi-Instrumentalist
Years active 1972 -
Associated
acts
Eric Clapton
Shakespear's Sister
Bob Seger


Marcella Detroit (born Marcella Levy on June 21, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, musician and songwriter. She is most famous for her membership of the band Shakespear's Sister, along with Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama fame. In particular her distinctive soprano voice provided the lead vocals on their biggest hit, "Stay", which was number one in the UK for 8 weeks in 1992. is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The word voice can be used to refer to: Sound: The human voice. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Fahey and Detroit on the cover of the Hormonally Yours album Shakespears Sister (sometimes written with the apostrophe) was a band consisting of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 5, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Fahey and Detroit on the cover of the Hormonally Yours album Shakespears Sister (sometimes written with the apostrophe) was a band consisting of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. ... Siobhan Fahey (born Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey on September 10, 1958) was a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, and later founded the musical outfit Shakespears Sister. ... Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success with pop and new wave songs since 1982. ... This article is about the singing voice part. ... Stay is a 1992 single from the album Hormonally Yours by Irish/US pop duo Shakespears Sister. ...


She first began playing with the Bob Seger band in the early 1970s, before joining Eric Clapton’s band in 1974. While working with Clapton she wrote several songs for him, including "Lay Down Sally." After leaving Clapton's band, she did session work for a number of artists, including Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Alice Cooper and Bette Midler. She recorded her first solo album, Marcella, under her birth name, in 1982, and wrote material for Chaka Khan and Belinda Carlisle, amongst others. In 1985 she worked for Clapton again, and performed with him at Live Aid. Robert Clark Seger (born May 5, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Lay Down Sally is a single by Eric Clapton. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 hit song I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody. In her... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... This article is about the year. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ...


In 1989 she joined Shakespear's Sister as a band member and songwriter after being introduced to Fahey by mutual friend Richard Feldman. At about this time she adopted the name Marcella Detroit, after her birthplace. By the second album she had been promoted to “50% member”, but Fahey ended the partnership in 1993 and continued by herself as Shakespear's Sister. After leaving the duo, Detroit restarted her solo career and had three UK top 40 hits; I Believe (UK #11), "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" (a duet with Elton John) (UK #24), and "I'm No Angel" (UK #33). She made a number of solo albums: Jewel (1994) (UK #15), Feeler (1996), and Dancing Madly Sideways (2001). Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Detroit redirects here. ... I Believe is a single released by singer Marcella Detroit shortly after the breaking of English duo Shakespears Sister. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2004 she began using her birth name again, as she returned to her blues roots and started playing with Carlos Guitarlos. She also started writing music for Charlotte Church and Alex Parks, among others. In September 2006 she released a blues album, The Upside of Being Down under the name Marcy Levy Band. Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh singer and television presenter who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer with a precociously mature dramatic operatic voice, in particular in its tonal qualities. ... Alexandra Rebecca Parks (born 26 July 1984, in Mount Hawke, Cornwall) is an English singer-songwriter. ...


Her new single, a pop/dance song called "Mystery To Me" with Loverush UK! was released digitally on April 30th, 2007. April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Other minor appearances have included a 1996 episode of Absolutely Fabulous, in which Detroit played an angel (and performed a few songs alongside Marianne Faithfull), and the novelty album The Simpsons Sing the Blues, on which Detroit was a vocal talent. She has always had a strong fan base and keeps in close contact with fans from all over the world. She is working on a new cd as of fall of 2007. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. ... Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer and actress whose career spans over four decades. ... The Simpsons Sing the Blues is the 1990 album released as an offshoot of The Simpsons. ...

Contents

Discography

Albums

  • Marcella (1982) (as Marcy Levy)
  • Jewel (1994) UK #15
  • Feeler (1996)
  • MTV "Buzz Live" (1996)
  • Abfab Songs (1999)
  • Dancing Madly Sideways (2001)
  • The Upside Of Being Down (2006) (as Marcy Levy Band)

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 UK
1978 "Millie and Billie" (as Marcy Levy with Alice Cooper) - - From the Inside
1980 "Help Me" (with Robin Gibb) #50 - Times Square OST
1982 "Close To Her" - - Marcella
1986 "Come And Follow Me" (with Max Carl) - - Short Circuit OST
1994 "I Believe" - #11 Jewel
1994 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" (with Elton John) - #24 Jewel
1994 "I'm No Angel" - #33 Jewel
1995 "Perfect World" - #135 Jewel
1995 "Respect" (as part of Artists United Against Racism) - - Charity single-only
1996 "I Hate You Now..." - #108 Feeler
1996 "Boy" - #102 Feeler
1996 "Somebody's Mother" - - Feeler
1997 "Flower" - - Feeler
2001 "Lust For Like" - - Dancing Madly Sideways
2002 "If You Could Read My Mind" (with Aurora) - - Aurora
2007 "Mystery To Me" (with Loverush UK) 30th April 2007 available now -

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... I Believe is a single released by singer Marcella Detroit shortly after the breaking of English duo Shakespears Sister. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ...

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Marcella Detroit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (372 words)
Marcella Detroit (born Marcella Levy on June 21, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, musician and songwriter.
At about this time she adopted the name Marcella Detroit, after her birthplace.
Other minor appearances have included a 1996 episode of Absolutely Fabulous, in which Detroit played an angel (and performed a few songs alongside Marianne Faithfull), and the novelty album The Simpsons Sing the Blues, on which Detroit was a vocal talent.
Marcella Detroit (533 words)
Detroit, who's real name is Levy (she copped the new moniker in a tribute to her hometown), partnered with former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey in Shakespear's Sister.
Detroit suddenly was thrust into a solo career, but it was a moment she intuitively had been preparing for all along.
Detroit's debut London/PLG album, "Jewel," is due June 21, after the June 7 release of the pensive single "I Believe." Already a hit in her Britain, "Jewel" is packed with gems honing in on Detroit's varied influences, from the Beatles to classical music.
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