Benny Mardones

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Birthday
9, 1946
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1946 (age 71)
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH

About

Pop singer and songwriter who released the hit singles "Into the Night" and "Running Scared."

Before Fame

He began his music career as a songwriter, creating hit songs for Brenda Lee and others.

Trivia

After his first single "Into the Night" reached #11 on the Billboard charts in 1980, a 1989 decade retrospective re-launched the song into popularity.

Family Life

He was born Ruben Armand Mardones in Cleveland, Ohio; his father was from Chile. He and Jane Braemer got married in October 2011.

Associated With

Chubby Checker was another singer who reached the Bilboard Top 20 twice with the same song, doing so in 1960 and 1962 with a cover of "The Twist."