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Today would have been Little Benny’s 48th Birthday may he rest in paradise. Let’s go back and watch the helicopter perform!
Lil Benny u r a Icon in SE Washington, we r going 2 missed u so much! U r in a.better place now Let all Gdd’s Angel surround u! Be blessed and RIP!!
Thank u WPGC 4 this tribute 2 a wonderfulperson! Lil Benny!
Lil Benny will truly be missed!
i met him at a cook out in maryland his band play at this guy Rob cook, he cool guy
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Glory be to GOD. For he is our Alpha and Omega. Amen! I first met Anthony “Lil Benny” Harley in June of 1982 at Kenny & Paul’s Barber Shop located at 2912 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. My mom had just purchased a home in Congress Heights. We were living on Capital Hill prior to that. My cousin Carlos was already living in Congress Heights and he was like “I’m gonna take you to the Barber Shop”. All the Go-Go Celebrities were regulars there. I was 12 years old. Kenny gave me a job sweeping the floor and cleaning up the Barber Shop. I also owned the hand car wash on the Barber Parking Lot. Cherry’s was our spot. I’d like to give a shout out to 4th & O. The venue would be Class Band, Ayre Rade, EU and Rare Essence. All for $7.00. I used to play the keyboard and congo’s for Moses Ziegler’s Band “Physical Wonder”. Moe was also the owner of Cherry’s located at 21 Atlantic Street across the street from Washington Highlands Library. Lil Benny was always the same way whenever I would see him. He was always friendly, cheerful and had a great spirit. “A Celebrity is a Celebrity”. Some Celebrities are non approachable, but Lil Benny was approachable. He was someone you could talk to. Someone who would listen to you and give you his honest opinion. Rare Essence was “The Temptations of Go-Go” and Lil Benny was their “Eddie Kendricks”.That front line was “Proper” with their sychronized dance steps and Lil Benny was the leader. You expected that front line dance steps to be precise and anything else would be unacceptable. Lil Benny was a “Go-Go Mogul”. I can remember Lil Benny performing “Cat In The Hat” at the Capitol Center, but do you remember when the Go-Go Version of “Rumpshaker” was released. The Go-Go Version of Rumpshaker was the Jam of the Summer and Lil Benny was apart of it. Always giving his audience what they wanted. Our brother my be gone from us in the physical form, but his spirit will always live. To know him was to love him. Say his name daily and he will never be forgotten. Job well done Lil Benny. “The Helicopter Has Landed and he is now
performing for The Father”!
THANK YOU FOR THE YEARS WE HAD TOGETHER AN YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED AN LOVED MY BROTHER (WEBSTER COURTS)
I grew up going to the go-go’s , I remember going to see RE with their red & white on, with Ms. Mack on the door, LIL BENNY will live on 4ever
Big Brother I’m still mourning you. I love & miss you May you RIP King Of GoGo & the King Of Your Family’s world!
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