Sonny Spencer


Sonny Spencer was a pseudonym for R&B singer and songwriter John Berry (b. January 3, 1938) who had served as a member of the early-mid 1950s group, The Rainbows, based in Washington, D.C. As a solo performer, he is best remembered for "Gilee" (1959) which he co-wrote with Don Covay.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Gilee (1959)

Pop charts debut year: 1959

Years active: ca. 1950s - 1970s

Genres: R&B

Labels: Memo



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