Clay Aiken – Excitement & Fond Memories!



The musical group, Mr. Mister was formed in 1982 by bassist/lead vocalist Richard Page and keyboardist/vocalist Steve George. The two men grew up as friends in Phoenix, Arizona and both became sessions musicians.

Page and George played together for many years and sang back-up for many well-known musicians. They were on tour with Andy Gibb when the decided to start their own band.

Guitarist, Steve Farris and drummer Pat Mastelotto joined with the others to create Mr. Mister and the group quickly landed a deal with RCA.

Welcome To The Real World was their 2nd album and was released in 1985. The first single was Broken Wings, followed by Kyrie. Both songs climbed all the way to the top of the pop charts and the album reached platinum sales.

Mr. Mister went on to record a third album, but it did not take off and it wasn’t long before the group disbanded. All of the musicians continued in the field of music and each one was successful in their own field.

I will never forget the excitement when Clay Aiken entered from the back of the stadiums, singing Kyrie…it was the entrance of a Star!   The entrance and concerts bring back excitement and fond memories.

Did you see Clay sing Kyrie live? Did you see it more than once? 

Kyrie eleison
Kyrie eleison, kyrie

The wind blows hard
Against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old
It holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between
The soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

When I was young
I thought of growing old
Of what my life
Would mean to me

Would I have followed
Down my chosen road
Or only wished
What I could be

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

Kyrie eleison
n. & inter 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning “Lord, have mercy upon us,” used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

I hope you enjoy this fun video of Kyrie!

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Excitement & Fond Memories!

  1. Clay's performance of "Kyrie" was above all electricfying when approaching the stage! Everyone was screaming with excitement! Thanks for the article and video!

  2. When he walked through the crowd, I have to wonder if any of the fans passed out! lol. I remember that with the Beatles. Great song! I really like Mr. Mister too!

  3. We all enjoyed Kelly Clarkson's first half of the Independent Tour, but could hardly wait until Clay's turn came in the 2nd half. The arena just erupted in screaming when we heard Clay's voice singing "Kyrie". I was hanging over the rail on the upper level trying to see where he was entering from. Watching the video, I can see Jerome accompanying Clay from the back of the venue up to the stage. Hoping and praying that Jerome will one day be able to walk again.

  4. That was a fun video. I sure never heard of the song kyrie. The crowd was very loud that night. Hard to hear Clay. I like the way he disappeared into the darkness as well as entering from darkness. Jerome was right there by him too. Thanks for the piece of musical history. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay. Hope you are completely over that cold.

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