November 21, 1946 / Scorpio / Age 76
Claudia Lennear is an American soul singer and educator. She was born on November 21, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Her birth name is Claudia Joy Offley. She is sometimes credited as Joy Lennear.
Claudia Lennear's measurements are 34-26-38, she has natural breasts.
Claudia Lennear was a featured Playboy model in August 1974.
Claudia Lennear embarked on her musical journey as a member of the Superbs, showcasing her captivating talent as a performer. However, it was her role as an Ikette in the iconic Ike & Tina Turner Revue that truly propelled her into the spotlight. As an Ikette, Lennear captivated audiences with her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence, contributing to the incredible energy of the renowned ensemble.
Beyond her work with Ike & Tina Turner, Lennear's vocal prowess led her to become a sought-after background vocalist for various legendary acts. She lent her extraordinary voice to artists such as Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, and Freddie King, enriching their performances with her soulful tones and undeniable talent.
In 1973, Lennear embarked on a solo venture and released her only solo album. This milestone allowed her to showcase her individual artistry and express her unique musical style. Although her solo career was brief, it remains a testament to her versatility and ability to captivate listeners with her own distinct sound.
Lennear's remarkable contributions to the music industry were acknowledged in the acclaimed 2013 documentary "20 Feet from Stardom," which earned an Academy Award. The film shed light on the often overlooked but indispensable role of background singers, and Lennear's talent and story were integral to its narrative. Her involvement in the documentary further solidified her status as a respected and influential figure in the music world.
In 2019, Claudia Lennear's remarkable career and impact on the music industry were honored when she was inducted into the prestigious Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. This well-deserved recognition celebrated her exceptional talent and enduring legacy as a gifted vocalist and performer.