Brook Benton

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Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Lugoff, SC
Death Date
Apr 9, 1998 (66)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Lugoff, SC
Death Date
Apr 9, 1998 (66)

About

Singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the 1950s and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Before Fame

He sang with the gospel groups The Jerusalem Stars and The Golden Gate Quartet.

Trivia

In 1970, he staged a comeback by releasing the hit song "Rainy Night in Georgia."

Family Life

His father, Willy Peay, was a choir master at a Methodist church in Camden and taught him how to write songs.

Associated With

He has written songs for legendary singers such as Nat King Cole.