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African Americans on Postage Stamps

Clyde McPhatter

Rhythm and Blues Singer

29-cent Clyde McPhatter stamp
The Clyde McPhatter stamp was issued June 16, 1993.

As the original lead singer of the Drifters, Clyde McPhatter brought gospel-style vocals to popular music. After serving in the armed forces, he returned as a solo performer and recorded “A Lover’s Question” in 1958 and “Lover Please” in 1962.

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