I remember my dad telling me that when it came time to record the video for the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”, the director and the Stones’ record company decided to exclude the fantastic backup singer Merry Clayton, and have another singer mime her part, because Clayton was overweight and didn’t have the right ‘look’ for the video.
I’m trying to get a fact check on this. Was there ever a video for “Gimme Shelter” (because my sources tell me no)? Is my dad misremembering a similar event? Or is this completely true?