voc, *1933 US
Singer / Songwriter of R&B/Soul and Rock
A.k.a. Sir Mack Rice
Bonny "Mack" Rice (born November 10, 1933, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA – died June 27, 2016, Detroit, Michigan, USA) was an American singer, songwriter and producer. Rice was a member of vocal group The Falcons from 1957 to 1963. In 1965 he wrote and released Mustang Sally, his greatest hit as a solo artist that was covered the next year by fellow ex-Falcon Wilson Pickett. Rice later joined Stax Records, where he (co-)composed songs such as Respect Yourself (recorded by The Staple Singers in 1971), Do The Funky Penguin (for Rufus Thomas also in 1971) and Cheaper To Keep Her (for Johnnie Taylor in 1973). While at Stax Records, he also sang with Ollie & The Nightingales, joining them in 1970.