Lynn Mabry is an American vocalist. Born in Vallejo, California, her mother enjoyed playing piano and her father was a choir director and radio deejay. They divorced when she was three. 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. 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.
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."