Brook Benton

1931 - 1988

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Benjamin Franklin Peay (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988), better known as Brook Benton, 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, with 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brook Benton has received more than 557,235 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Brook Benton is the 1,791st most popular singer (down from 1,625th in 2019), the 9,867th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,120th in 2019) and the 527th most popular American Singer.

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  • 19

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  • 1.66

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  • 3.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Brook Benton ranks 1,791 out of 3,541Before him are Sanna Nielsen, Ronnie Hawkins, Sergej Ćetković, Kangin, Paul Shaffer, and Matthieu Chedid. After him are Flemming Jørgensen, Bryn Terfel, Grégory Lemarchal, Jimmie Davis, Anita Baker, and Boris Novković.

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Among people born in 1931, Brook Benton ranks 417Before him are Ken Bates, Romila Thapar, Tom Wilson, Andrew Hill, Karan Singh, and Walt Davis. After him are Giovanni Battista Rabino, Otis Blackwell, Werner Israel, Barbara Barrie, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, and Yves Dreyfus. Among people deceased in 1988, Brook Benton ranks 196Before him are Raúl Landini, Mildred Gillars, Näcip Cihanov, Christopher Connelly, Seth Neddermeyer, and Irene Rich. After him are Nikolai Sologubov, Judith Barsi, Daws Butler, Bonita Granville, Bob Steele, and Leonard Frey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brook Benton ranks 9,867 out of 15,968Before him are Grady Booch (1955), Natalia Dyer (1995), George Dern (1872), Olive Borden (1906), Armand Duplantis (1999), and Rena Sofer (1968). After him are Mike Starr (1966), Noah Beery Jr. (1913), Caleb Cushing (1800), David Giuntoli (1980), Jimmie Davis (1899), and Rufus King (1755).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Brook Benton ranks 527Before him are Guy Mitchell (1927), Bobby Bare (1935), M. Shadows (1981), Sharon Jones (1956), Taylor Dayne (1962), and Ronnie Hawkins (1935). After him are Jimmie Davis (1899), Anita Baker (1958), Harry Connick Jr. (1967), B-Real (1970), Hayley Williams (1988), and Dave Williams (1972).