Sundance photos: Backup singers Clayton, Hill, Vega part of scene for ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’
Red-carpet premiere • “Twenty Feet from Stardom” screens in the U.S. Documentary competition.
Published: January 18, 2013 09:39AM
Updated: January 18, 2013 08:23PM
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Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune (from left) Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, and Tata Vega are photographed on the red carpet for the premiere of "Twenty Feet From Stardom" at the Eccles Theatre during opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City on January 17, 2013. The three women are all singers featured in the documentary.

‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’ screened Thursday at the opening-night Sundance premiere in Park City. Director Morgan Neville and backup singers featured in the documentary hit the red carpet, including:

Merry Clayton • who sang on Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Lynryd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” and is most famous for being featured prominently in The Rolling Stones’ frightening powerhouse “Gimme Shelter.”

Judith Hill • who was booked to back-up Michael Jackson on his “This Is It” concert series at London’s O2 Arena before Jackson’s death. She ended up performing as a lead vocalist in Michael Jackson’s memorial service, with an estimated one billion people watching her sing “Heal the World.”

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