American R&B singer songwriter Shaun Murphy, was born Cheryl Murphy in Omaha, Nebraska
. Her recording career started in 1971 with Motown Records
and continues to this day.
Murphy moved to Detroit, Michigan as a teenager
, singing in venues such as Detroit's historic Grande Ballroom
and was noticed by an employee of Motown in a touring theater production along with Texas native Meat Loaf
. The two were signed by Rare Earth Records
, a division of Motown Records
as Stoney and Meatloaf
in 1971. The pairing was short-lived, and became defunct, as a decision of Motown management. Only Murphy was retained under contract after the breakup of the duo.
After a period of inactivity with the new division of Motown in Los Angeles, she left Motown, due to corporate
changes within the company, and contacted Punch Andrews
for possible opportunities back in her high school home town
. Murphy then relocated back to Detroit, to work with Bob Seger
, in 1973, with The Borneo Band. In the liner notes of Bob Seger's live album Nine Tonight
, she is credited for singing backup vocals for the entire tour. Murphy also toured with Bob Seger on his 2006–2007 Face the Promise
Tour, as well as all tours and studio work with Seger since 1973.
She returned again to live in LA in 1985 to work with Eric Clapton
/ Behind the Sun
Murphy's career in vocals has been both as lead singer
, and as a Session musician
throughout her many years in the music... Read More