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Marilyn McLeod

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Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
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Daughter of William McLeod and Annie Farrow / McLeod
Mother of <private> Ellison (McLeod)
Sister of Jackie McLeod; Joan McLeod and Alice Coltrane
Half sister of Ernie Farrow

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About Marilyn McLeod

Marilyn McLeod comes from a musical family that reads like recording Royalty. The late-great jazz pianist, Alice Coltrane was Marilyn's sister, and the legendary saxman, John Coltrane, was her brother-in-law. Her older brother Ernie Farrow played with jazz greats Yusef Lateff and Stan Getz, her nephews Oran & Ravi Coltrane have followed in their famous parents' footsteps, her niece Michelle Coltrane is also a great vocalist and her grandson (yes, grandson!) Steven is taking the dance music scene by storm under the moniker, "Flying Lotus."

But she is a formidable talent in her own right. "I Believe In Me," her brand new Twinn Records CD is a timeless collection of songs composed by McLeod and fellow tunesmith, Janie Bradford. They are both known for an array of Motown hits that they penned for many of the label's legendary artists, including Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The 4 Tops, and Smokey Robinson.

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Marilyn McLeod's Timeline

1939
1939
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
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