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Benny Spellman
Original name: Benjamin J. Spellman
Birth: Dec. 11, 1931
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2011
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA

R&B Vocalist. He was awarded a football scholarship to the Southern University at Baton Rouge and while attending there, he began performing in various vocal groups. Following a stint with the US Army, Spellman's first break in entertainment came as a member of Huey "Piano" Smith's ensemble The Clowns. He will perhaps be best remembered for providing the bass vocals on Ernie K-Doe's 1961 number one hit "Mother-In-Law". Spellman also became noted for his Billboard Top-100 recordings "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)", later popularized by the O'Jays and "Fortune Teller", with a later version by the Rolling Stones. Following his career in the music industry, Spellman worked for Miller Beer. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He died of complications from respiratory failure. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 54, Grave 906
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
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