Marcy Levy

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Marcella Detroit
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Singing with Eric Clapton on tour; San Bernardino, California; August 15, 1975. Photo: Matt Gibbons
Background information
Birth nameMarcella Levy
Also known asMarcy Levy
Born (1952-06-21) June 21, 1952 (age 70)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1972–present

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.