Brook Benton

Brook Benton
1931 - 1988
Brook Benton  American Singer

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American Singer Brook Benton was born Benjamin Franklin Peay on 19th September, 1931 in Lugoff, South Carolina, United States and passed away on 9th Apr 1988 Queens, New York, United States aged 56. He is most remembered for Rainy Night in Georgia. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

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First Name Brook
Last Name Benton
Full Name at Birth Benjamin Franklin Peay
Alternative Name Bruno Norm
Age 56 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th September, 1931
Birthplace Lugoff, South Carolina, United States
Died 9th April, 1988
Place of Death Queens, New York, United States
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Buried Unity Family Life Center Cemetery, Lugoff, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, actor
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Rainy Night in Georgia
Music Genre (Text) Pop, R&B, Soul, rhythm and blues
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1958–88, 1948–88, 1948–1988
Music Style Early R&B, Pop/Rock, Early Pop/Rock
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Earthy, Poignant, Sentimental, Romantic, Sensual, Joyous, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sweet, Passionate
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Mercury, Cotillion, RCA, Okeh

Benjamin Franklin Peay (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988), better known as Brook Benton, was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, with hits such as "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he co-wrote.

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