Brook Benton

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Promotional photo of Benton.

Birth name Benjamin Franklin Peay
Born September 19, 1931
Lugoff, South Carolina, United States
Died April 9, 1988 (aged 56)
Queens, New York, United States
Genres Pop, R&B, soul
OccupationS Singer, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–88
Labels Okeh, Mercury, Cotillion, RCA
Brook Benton, born Benjamin Franklin Peay, (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988) 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, when he scored hits such as “It’s Just a Matter of Time” and “Endlessly”, many of which he co-wrote.

He made a comeback in 1970 with the ballad “Rainy Night in Georgia.” Benton scored over 50 Billboard chart hits as an artist, and also wrote hits for other performers.

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Brook Benton  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1970: Photo of Brook Benton Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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