Ramona Brooks

Ramona Brooks

Real Name:
Ramona L. Brooks
Profile:
Ramona Brooks (Jan. 8, 1951 - June 2, 2014) Was a Soul singer and session vocalist. She was a member of Barry Manilow's Lady Flash (2) but she was replaced by Monica Burruss before they recorded their sole album. Before performing with Manilow, Ramona appeared in two off-Broadway productions and a summer stock company of Hair. She made her Broadway debut in 1976, with a part in I Have A Dream, which starred Billy Dee Williams as Martin Luther King, Jr. She later had a leading role in The Magic Show, which starred Doug Henning. In 1978 Ramona recorded her one and only self titled solo album featuring the single "Skinnydippin". In 1980 she released the disco single "I Don't Want You Back", which remains to this day an underground classic.

In recent years, Ramona was battling Cancer and sadly, on June 2, 2014 passed away at Heartland Hospice in Oregon.

Ramona Brooks Discography

Albums

MR-LA909-H Ramona Brooks Ramona Brooks(LP, Album) Manhattan Records (6) MR-LA909-H US 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ramona Brooks Skinnydippin / Rhythm Rhapsody Manhattan Records (6) US 1977 Sell This Version
Ramona Brooks I Don't Want You Back Q Records (2) US 1980 Sell This Version

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