George Clemons grew up in Virginia (Southern USA). During the 60's he moved up to New York and started singing in clubs in Harlem. In 1965 he performed several times at the legendary Apollo Theatre with Don Covay. George sang background vocals on the Don Covay single "Have Mercy". After leaving Don Covay and the Good-Timers, George started his solo career as King George. He recorded "Drive on James" with part of the Ray Charles Band including Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on drums….
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