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 William Benny Benjamin

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William Benny Benjamin

  • Birth 25 Jul 1925 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 20 Apr 1969 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 10864269

Musician. He was the primary drummer for Motown's in-house studio band named the Funk Brothers. He along with bassist James Jamerson provided the rhythmic anchor for the Motown in-house band. He was a member of the band from 1959 to 1969. He can be heard on such songs as Money (That's What I Want), Ain't No Mountain High Enough, What's Going On, My Girl, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Shotgun and many more. He was inducted into to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.


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  • Created by: Cleophus Leatherwood
  • Added: 28 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10864269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Benny Benjamin (25 Jul 1925–20 Apr 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10864269, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Cleophus Leatherwood (contributor 46582358) .