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Sundance photos: Backup singers Clayton, Hill, Vega part of scene for 'Twenty Feet from Stardom'

Published January 18, 2013 9:39 am

Red-carpet premiere • "Twenty Feet from Stardom" screens in the U.S. Documentary competition.
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'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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