Troy dead at 67
R&B vocalist featured on Floyd's "Dark
Side of the Moon"
Doris Troy died Feb. 16 in Las Vegas, Nev. She
was 67 years old.
Troy is best
known in the United States for her Top 10 hit "Just One Look"
(1963) and in the U.K. for the Top 40 hit "What'cha Gonna Do
About It?" (1964). But Pink Floyd
fans might remember her best for being one of a handful of people
who sang backing vocals on Floyd's 1973 album "Dark
Side of the Moon."
A native New
Yorker, Troy sang with The Drifters, Solomon
Burke and others before moving to London in 1969. After
arriving in England she recorded a solo album ("Doris Troy,"
1970) that featured contributions from rock heavyweights George
Harrison, Eric Clapton, Peter
Frampton, and Stephen Stills, and continued
backing sessions for groups such as The Rolling Stones,
Kevin Ayers, Tom Jones, Billy
Preston and others.
Troy had suffered
from emphysema. A memorial service is planned for March in New York.
Feb. 20, 2004)
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