March 21, 1958|
Vallejo, California, U.S.
|Associated acts||The Brides of Funkenstein, Parliament, Sheila E.|
Lynn Mabry (born March 21, 1958) is an American singer.
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, releasing their first album Funk Or Walk. Lynn became pregnant and left the band in 1979. She gave birth to a daughter named Akasha Larain Morrison on 30 December 1979 (father is Walter "Junie" Morrison). 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 Rita Coolidge, Namie Amuro and Bette Midler. In 1990, she toured as a backing vocalist for Fleetwood Mac during their Behind the Mask Tour. In 1991, she toured as a backing vocalist for Stevie Nicks during her Time Space tour. In the same year, she performed a cover version Soul II Soul's "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" with George Michael for his Cover to Cover tour.
She is also a business partner with Sheila E. Mabry is co-founder (with Sheila E, in 2001) and CEO of the nonprofit Elevate Hope Foundation, which uses music and the arts to help "abused and abandoned children."
|1984||Stop Making Sense||Herself|
|2013||20 Feet from Stardom||Herself|
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