Penny and the Ekos

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Reba Smith | Debbdean | tc131

Reba Jeanette Smith was born on 1st February, 1928 and died on 17th February, 2001 and recorded under a variety of names including “Penny Smith”; “Debbie Stevens”; “Debbie Deane”; “Debra Dion”; “Debbie Smith”. In 1958 a single by “Penny & the Ekos” was released on Chess/Argo, both sides of which were written by Berry Gordy & Roquel Davis.

In 1961 she became the first white artist to be signed to Motown.

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