You probably won’t recognize his name–Benny Mardones–however, you probably will recognize the best selling song he penned 40 years ago–“Into The Night”…it has  such a captivating melody that it charted on the “Billboard Hot 100”  three different times:  first in 1980, the initial release, and then again (same song, same version) in 1989, and then, one more time,  in 2019.

Born in 1946, the first year of the Baby Boom, Mardones was 73 y/o when he passed away late last month from complications of  Parkinson’s disease.