Marcy Levy

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Marcella Detroit

Singing with Eric Clapton on tour; San Bernardino, California; August 15, 1975. Photo: Matt Gibbons
Background information
Birth name Marcella Levy
Also known as Marcy Levy
Born June 21, 1952 (1952-06-21) (age 62)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Rock
Pop
Occupations Singer
Songwriter
Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1972–present
Associated acts Eric Clapton
Shakespears Sister
Bob Seger
Stanley Clarke
Website MarcellaDetroit.com

Marcella "Marcy" Levy (born June 21, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician and singer (soprano). She is well-known both under her real name, and as Marcella Detroit.

As Marcy Levy, she was a member of Eric Clapton's band in the 1970s, and wrote the song "Lay Down Sally", which was a hit for Clapton. She also sang with Randy Meisner and the Silverados in the early 1980s. She later moved to England, and renamed herself after her hometown.

As Marcella Detroit, she was a member of Shakespear's Sister, a duo with former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. They recorded two albums together, and several of the songs from the albums became hits. The two split during the recording of the third Shakespear's Sister album, in the mid-1990s.

She began a solo career as Marcella Detroit, but later went back to her original name. She appeared as an angel in Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout.