What are backing vocals?

Some articles on backing vocals, vocals, backing:

Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell - Other Versions and Re-issues - Musicians (live Tracks)
... Mark Alexander – piano, backing vocals Steve Buslowe – bass, backing vocals John Miceli – drums Patti Russo – female lead vocals, backing vocals Kasim Sulton – guitar ...
The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Personnel
... The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine, percussion Keith Richards – electric guitar, backing vocals Brian Jones – electric and slide ...
Harmonium (Vanessa Carlton album) - Personnel
... Vanessa Carlton - vocals, backing vocals (tracks 1–4, 8), piano (tracks 1–7, 9–11), keyboards (tracks 3, 7), Fender Rhodes (track 8), choir (track 10) Stephan Jenkins - backing vocals (tracks 1–4, 8 ...
The Bravery
... in 2003 that consists of Sam Endicott (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Zakarin (lead guitar, backing vocals), John Conway (keyboards, backing vocals), Mike Hindert (bass, backing ...
Use Your Illusion - Personnel - Guns N' Roses
... Axl Rose - lead vocals, piano, choir and synthesizer programming on "November Rain", acoustic guitar on "Dead Horse" Slash - lead guitar, acoustic ...

Famous quotes containing the word backing:

    And no one, it seemed, had had the presence of mind
    To initiate proceedings or stop the wheel
    From the number it was backing away from as it stopped:
    It was performing prettily; the puncture stayed unseen....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)