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 Benny Spellman

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Benny Spellman

Original Name Benjamin J.
Birth
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Death 3 Jun 2011 (aged 79)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section 54, Grave 906
Memorial ID 70894538 View Source
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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.


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BENJAMIN J
SPELLMAN
US ARMY
KOREA
DEC 11 1931
JUN 3 2011
LIVING IN THE
PRESENCE OF GOD

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 5 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70894538
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70894538/benny-spellman : accessed ), memorial page for Benny Spellman (11 Dec 1931–3 Jun 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 70894538, citing Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .