HUNTSVILLE , AL (WCBI) – A well known area musician has passed away.
Most recently known as the organizer and lead vocalist for Big Ben Atkins and the “Class of 65,” Ben Atkins died Monday at a Huntsville, Alabama hospital.
Originally from Vernon Alabama, Atkins has performed all over the region over the past 40 years. Atkins was the first white solo artist to sign with Stax Records, a previously predominately black artist label, which was the label of such great artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and many others during the 60’s.
Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon is handling the arrangements.