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June 29, 2020 7:55 pm  #1

Benny Mardones Of "Into The Night" Fame Dies At 73

He may have been a one-hit wonder, but Benny Mardones' "Into The Night" hit the charts twice in different decades, a pretty remarkable feat. He also wrote a number of tunes for other well known artists. 

And according to his obit in Variety, he lived a pretty full, if sometimes strange, life. 

"Mardones would...challenge Elvis Costello to a fight on “The Merv Griffin Show” for using the hallowed name, insisting if the singer lost, he’d agree to go by Lou Costello.

"The young singer’s idol was Roy Orbison, who performed at the first rock concert he ever attended, after inadvertently trying to sell an extra ticket to the man himself before the show. “My seat was way up in the balcony, and when this same person that I had just tried to scalp a ticket to walked onstage, I just about died,” he reminisced."

‘Into the Night’ Singer Benny Mardones Dies at 73


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