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Clyde Wright - over 60 years singing gospel

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At the age of 82, Clyde Wright is the oldest member of The Golden Gate Quartert, and its manager. He joined the the famous gospel group in 1953 . The quartet has brought out a new album Incredible.


Wright grew up in the south of the United States when African-Americans couldn't go to the same schools as whites, use the same public services or eat in the same restaurants.

Music played a major role in his life from a very young age.

He started singing in church at the age of four and joined a group at the age of 17. He played the guitar and piano, but it was his voice that got him noticed, leading to a career which has lasted more than six decades.

Next week, Voices hears more from Clyde Wright: his years with the Golden Gate Quartet, their new album, and an improvised song.

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