Biography

  • Was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Started singing in the Church Choir at the age of four; played several instruments, such as trombone, baritone, tuba, drums and guitar at age 10
  • Made regular radio broadcasts in the USA at age 17
  • Gained popularity and did public appearances in Virginia, Philadelphia and Washington DC
  • Made a special appearance with Mahalia Jackson at Carnegie Hall in New York City
  • Toured with Mahalia Jackson for two years before joining "The Golden Gate Quartet"
  • Was a soloist with "The Golden Gate Quartet" for 18 years
  • Released together with "The Golden Gate Quartet" over 30 albums
  • Performed with "The Golden Gate Quartet" in more than 50 countries
  • Did command performances for Kings, Presidents and many other dignitaries
  • Separated from "The Golden Gate Quartet" in 1971 to start a solo career
  • Sang with Line Renaud at the Casino de Paris for four years
  • Achieved great success at Galas shows in Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Russia and France
  • Performed on worlds largest passenger ship "FRANCE"
  • Performed at a Paris Music Hall on the Champs Elysees for one and half years
  • Awarded a gold medal by the German Red Cross for his song "Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen"
  • Was included in a special album compilation that sold more 300,000 copies in Germany alone
  • Released the album "Sixty Minute Man" in 1971
  • Released the albums "Jesus", "Heavenly Land" and "Clyde Wright Sings Jesus" in 1973
  • In 1979, Clyde Wright created the "Gospel Caravan Quartet" for the "Gospel Caravan", a gospel musical which received rave reviews in Paris. Clyde sang with Marion Williams, Sally Martin as well as Tisha Campbell, a 9 year old who would soon become a Hollywood superstar
  • Was knighted to the "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by Jacques Toubon (French Minister of Culture)
  • Returned as lead soloist with "The Golden Gate Quartet" in 1984
  • Celebrated the 60th birthday of "The Golden Gate Quartet" with a concert tour of 250 shows in 1994
  • Formed the group "The Gospel Caravan Trio" with his son Mitchell in 1995
  • Released the album "Oh What A Day" in 1997
  • Performed at the American Cathedral in Paris in 1998 - fist ever sell out at the cathedral
  • Performed at the renowned "Carlo Felice" opera house in Genoa,Italy - second largest in Europe
  • Performed at the Salzburg Jazz Festival in October '99; performed as the special guest in the renowned VS-Villingen "Gospel Christmas Jubilee" in December '99
  • 2001 returns to the GOLDEN GATE QUARTET and now tours exclusively with them
  • Directed and released the Golden Gate Quartet's album "Made in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA" in 2002 (co-produced by Clyde Wright, Denver Wright, Paul Brembly and Patrick Frémeaux. Recorded and directed by Denver A. Wright)
  • Directed and released the Golden Gate Quartet's album "The Golden Gate Quartet & the Good Book" in September 2003
  • Released his own life story book "Le fabuleux destin de Clyde Wright, ténor du Golden Gate Quartet" - written by Psyché (Editions Axiome/ Axiome Publishing) in October 2003