Lynn Mabry

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Lynn Mabry is an American vocalist. She got her start in Sly and the Family Stone, along with Dawn Silva. In 1977 she joined P-Funk .The following year Mabry and Silva became the original Brides of Funkenstein,[1] releasing their first album Funk Or Walk. Lynn became pregnant and left the band in 1979. Silva continued The Brides with back-up singers Sheila Horne and Jeanette McGruder for another year.

In 1983, Mabry joined Talking Heads for Stop Making Sense. By this stage she had become a highly respected background vocalist, continuing to tour with such acts as with Rita Coolidge, Stevie Nicks, George Michael, Namie Amuro and Bette Midler. She is also a business partner with Sheila E.


Year Film Role
1984 Stop Making Sense Herself
2013 20 Feet from Stardom Herself


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: The Brides of Funkenstein". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2010.