Ronnie Bright, bass singer, Died at 77


Ronald David “Ronnie” Bright was born on October 18, 1938, and died on November 26, 2015.

He was an American R&B and doo wop singer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Ronald was born in New York City.

Ronald has been the bass singer for doo wop groups The Valentines, The Cadillacs, The Deep River Boys, and The Coasters.

He has done session work for artists such as Barry Mann, Jackie Wilson, Peter Gabriel, and Johnny Cymbal.

Ronald most recognizable vocals are from Johnny Cymbal’s 1963 hit song “Mr. Bass Man.”

He sang with The Valentines (the group was previously called The Dreamers) from 1954 to 1957, briefly with The Cadillacs in 1960, and The Deep River Boys in the late 1960s.

In 1965, Ronald released a record for Coed Records as Ronnie and The Schoolmates.

He joined The Coasters in April 1968, replacing Will “Dub” Jones, and left the group in 2009.

Ronald Bright passed away at age 77 in November 2015.