Brook Benton was an American Gospel and Soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and actor. Born on September 19, 1931 in Lugoff, South Carolina, he made a significant impact on the music industry with his powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics. His career spanned several decades until his untimely death on April 9, 1988 in Queens, New York.
Benton's unique style drew inspiration from various genres including gospel, soul, and R&B. He captivated audiences with his smooth voice and emotional performances. Throughout his career, he released numerous hit songs that showcased his immense talent as both a singer and songwriter.
With a rich discography to his name, Benton's music continues to resonate with fans around the world. He has been compared to other legendary artists such as *Dee Clark*, *Clyde McPhatter*, *Jerry Butler*, *Percy Sledge*, and many more who have left an indelible mark on the music scene.